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 educational institution. A more explicit educational agency requires special
treatment. Education is a profession, the members of which engage in education
primarily because of economic reinforcement. As in many other professions, ...
EDUCATIONAL REINFORCEMENT The reinforcers used by established
educational institutions are familiar: they consist of good grades, promotions, Phi
Beta Kappa keys, diplomas, degrees, and medals, all of which are associated
with the ...
when he enjoys books written in French or communicates effectively in a French-
speaking community. In progressive education, these "natural" or "functional"
reinforcements are employed by the educational agency as soon as possible.
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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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