Rather, the mind is a way of talking about interbehavior
(Kantor, 1963, 1969; Kantor, 1974).
Dumas, Attentional Problems in Dysfunctional Mother-Child Interactions: An Interbehavior
Model, 105 PSYCHOL.
The pullout test was carried out with various types of reinforcements to examine pullout characteristics of reinforced earth from the pullout apparatus, that is, interbehavior
characteristics between earth and reinforcements in pullout.
In his words, "Such setting factors as the hungry or satiated condition of the organism, its age, hygienic or toxic condition, as well as the presence or absence of certain environing objects clearly influence the occurrence or non-occurrence of interbehavior
or facilitate the occurrence of the activities in question in varying degrees." To our way of thinking, the notion that setting factors "influence" or are otherwise responsible for psychological functions is incongruous with the notion that psychological events consist of multi-factor fields in which all factors are equal participants.
The computer analogy in psychology: Memory as interbehavior
He realized that to demonstrate fully his ideas about cholera transmission in the parish, he needed not only to understand how the poison was ingested and absorbed and excreted through drinking water, but also to go back in history to examine additionally a peculiar interaction, or "interbehavior
", as Kantor would say, through which a street pump (albeit unsanitary) had been chosen by a great number of parishioners.
Finally, interbehavioral psychologists conceptualize behavior as an interaction, and therefore prefer to use the term interbehavior
, to explicitly acknowledge this reciprocal function.
Those who say they are "morning people," for example, are suggesting that time of day is an important setting factor for their interbehavior
Kantor (1924) classified images as one of several different forms of implicit actions or interbehavior
. Implicit actions, in turn, are a class of mediate activities.
Every psychological event, like the events handled in every science, consists of interbehavior
of objects, though it must be specified that psychological and biological events involve the interbehavior
of an organism with stimulating objects.
326) (see Kantor's "Interbehavior
"); "knowledge is a by-product of activity: people do things in the world, and the doing results in learning something that, if deemed useful, gets carried along in the next activity" (p.
Hence, a medical system as a social organization also establishes a psychological collectivity in that the activities of providers within the health care system share specific types of interbehavior
with institutionalized objects, persons, and/or beliefs.