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    A General Account of Selection: Biology, Immunology, and Behavior.David L. Hull, Rodney E. Langman & Sigrid S. Glenn - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (3):511-528.
    Authors frequently refer to gene-based selection in biological evolution, the reaction of the immune system to antigens, and operant learning as exemplifying selection processes in the same sense of this term. However, as obvious as this claim may seem on the surface, setting out an account of “selection” that is general enough to incorporate all three of these processes without becoming so general as to be vacuous is far from easy. In this target article, we set out such a general (...)
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    At Last: Serious Consideration.David L. Hull, Rodney E. Langman & Sigrid S. Glenn - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (3):559-569.
    For a long time, several natural phenomena have been considered unproblematically selection processes in the same sense of “selection.” In our target article we dealt with three of these phenomena: gene-based selection in biological evolution, the reaction of the immune system to antigens, and operant learning. We characterize selection in terms of three processes (variation, replication, and environmental interaction) resulting in the evolution of lineages via differential replication. Our commentators were largely supportive with respect to variation and environmental interaction but (...)
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    Operant Contingencies and the Origin of Cultures.Sigrid S. Glenn - 2003 - In Kennon A. Lattal (ed.), Behavior Theory and Philosophy. Springer. pp. 223--242.
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    Linking Self-Experimentation to Past and Future Science: Extended Measures, Individual Subjects, and the Power of Graphical Presentation.Sigrid S. Glenn - 2004 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (2):264-264.
    The case for the value of self-experimentation in advancing science is convincing. Important features of the method include (1) repeated measures of individual behavior, over extended time, to discover cause/effect relations, and (2) vivid graphical presentations. Large-scale research on Pavlovian conditioning and weight control is needed because verification could result in easy and inexpensive mitigation of a serious public health problem.
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  5. Commentary On: A General Account of Selection: Biology, Immunology, and Behavior. Authors' Reply.David L. Hull, Rodney E. Langman, Sigrid S. Glenn & Liane Gabora - 2004 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (6):901-904.
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    Multiply Concurrent Replication.David L. Hull & Sigrid S. Glenn - 2004 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (6):902-904.
    If selection is interpreted as involving repeated cycles of replication, variation, and environmental interaction so structured that environmental interaction causes replication to be differential, then selection in gene-based biological evolution and the reaction of the immune system to antigens are relatively unproblematic examples of selection processes. Operant learning and cultural evolution pose more serious problems. In this response we deal with operant learning as a selection process. Footnotes1 The authors regretfully inform readers that since the publication of our target article (...)
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