functional contextualism

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A specific form of contextualism with the a priori analytic goals of the prediction-and-influence of behavioral events, with precision, scope, and depth. "Prediction-and-influence" is hyphenated here to emphasize its fundamental inseverability in functional contextualism, even though in practical terms it is possible only to reach one goal and not the other. Functional contextualism supports the science of behavior known as behavior analysis.