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Walden Two

the title of a 1948 novel by B. F. Skinner set in a self-reliant experimental community based on operant conditioning principles of behavior change. The name derives from Walden, or Life in the Woods (1854), a series of essays in which U.S. naturalist and writer Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) describes his experiences of individual self-reliance.

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arbitration

arbitration

n. a method of settling controversies in which the parties involved present their arguments and supporting information to an impartial agent, such as a judge or, in a labor dispute, an arbitrator or arbitration board. By mutual agreement, the arbiter’s decision is final. This process is distinguished from mediation, in which the outside agent (the mediator or conciliator) seeks to help the parties reach a mutually acceptable agreement. —arbitrate vb.