Science And Human Behavior
Free Press, 1965 - 461 Seiten
The psychology classic—a detailed study of scientific theories of human nature and the possible ways in which human behavior can be predicted and controlled—from one of the most influential behaviorists of the twentieth century and the author of Walden Two.
“This is an important book, exceptionally well written, and logically consistent with the basic premise of the unitary nature of science. Many students of society and culture would take violent issue with most of the things that Skinner has to say, but even those who disagree most will find this a stimulating book.” —Samuel M. Strong, The American Journal of Sociology
“This is a remarkable book—remarkable in that it presents a strong, consistent, and all but exhaustive case for a natural science of human behavior…It ought to be…valuable for those whose preferences lie with, as well as those whose preferences stand against, a behavioristic approach to human activity.” —Harry Prosch, Ethics
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The aversive stimulus appears and the organism becomes active; the stimulus
terminates, and this reinforces some part of ... The elaborate rituals of nonscien-
tific medicine appear to be explained by this characteristic of many forms of
scribed as a new "response." A response such as turning the latch in a problem
box appears to be a more discrete unit, but only because the continuity with other
behavior is more difficult to observe. In the pigeon, the response of pecking at a ...
A description of behavior which has not been executed appears to depend upon
private events only. For example, a man ... Here the controlling stimuli are not
only private, they appear to have no public accompaniments. Such responses as
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In order to get Walden Two published, B.F. Skinner had to agree to write an introductory text as part of the deal, and the result was Science and Human Behavior. Since he wrote the text, an empirical ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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