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 individual "chooses" between alternative courses of action, "thinks through" a
problem while isolated from the ... Any comprehensive account of human
behavior must, of course, embrace the facts referred to in statements of this sort.
When we attempt to help someone "make up his mind" without prejudice to any
course of action, however, we employ the ... If all relevant courses of action show
some strength before we decide among them, our techniques consist of finding ...
Science helps us in deciding between alternative courses of action by making
past consequences effective in determining future conduct. Although no one
course of action may be exclusively dictated by scientific experience, the
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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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