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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These aversive consequences are roughly offset by the economic reinforcement
which the worker receives. When the worker accepts or rejects the offer of a job,
he may be said to be comparing positive and negative reinforcers. A similar ...
In the doubtful bargain, positive and negative consequences are relatively evenly
matched, and the sale may take place only after long deliberation. The economic
value of goods. The use of money in buying and selling permits us to evaluate ...
When the reinforcing consequences to the buyer greatly exceed the aversive
consequences of giving up the price of an article, the simple behavior of buying is
strengthened. In the technique of the bargain store some objects are sold at a low
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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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