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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If the differential contingencies change, the topography of behavior changes with
them. Even the very common responses which enable us to walk upright
continue to be- modified by the environment. When we walk on the deck of a ship
at sea ...
We describe the contingency by saying that a stimulus (the light) is the occasion
upon which a response (stretching the neck) is followed by reinforcement (with
food). We must specify all three terms. The effect upon the pigeon is that
A law is thus a statement of a contingency of reinforcement maintained by a
governmental agency. ... The governmental agency may codify its controlling
practices and maintain the contingencies thus set forth, but it seldom attempts to
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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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