Part 2 – A Ray of Hope (10 points)
In Chapter 12, A Ray of Hope – Dr. Offitt writes:
No matter how compelling, dramatic, and clear the messaging, science denialists are not going to put down their signs decrying their fears, stop their
protests, and say, “You know, I never thought about it that way. Now that I look carefully at the studies, I see that you’re right. And I want to take a moment to
tell you just how much I appreciate the academic community’s willingness to spend millions of dollars and thousands of hours to answer our concerns.
Thanks for all you do. Really. Thanks.” (Log 5462)
As we reach the conclusion of our course – reflecting on the readings, viewings, discussions, and assignments throughout:
Has your perspectives on non-evidence based treatments, fad, dubious therapies changed? In what way?
Has your view and understanding of persons who embrace unsubstantiated approaches changed? In what way?
How does increased awareness of the underlying factors accounting for dubious beliefs help you as a behavior analyst – better address clients, peers, coworkers?