LTT: Subrena Smith
September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Subrena Smith, Univ. of New Hampshire, Dept. of Philosophy
Constructing Human Behavior
ABSTRACT: Behavioral sciences purport to give descriptive accounts of human beings as behavioral systems. Those accounts have it that human beings, because of their nature, behave in certain ways. In this talk, I show that this is not what is done. Infused in views about human behavior are unexamined assumptions that are ineliminable for characterizing behavior. I give reasons to think that human behavior is the outcome of constructions from psychological, biological, and sociopolitical resources.
This talk will be a Zoom webinar. Registration link: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aa7qiQbQQsK4_A7lqOUI5A