Although he rejected explanations of behavior founded on nonobservable hypothetical constructs, Skinner (1989b) did not deny the existence of internal states, such as feelings of love, anxiety, or fear. Internal states can be studied just as any other behavior, but then observation is, of course, lhnited. hi a personal communication of June 13, 1983, Skinner wrote, "I believe it is possible to talk about private events and hi particular, to establish the lhnits with which we do so accurately. I think this brhigs so-called 'nonobservables' within reach." What, then, is the role of such huier states as self-awareness, drives, emotions, and purpose?
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