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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More concretely, it is to induce students to study, employees to come to work,
patients to engage in acceptable social behavior, and so on. Generalized
reinforcers. A conditioned reinforcer is generalized when it is paired with more
than one ...
Not only does he drink more readily when a glass of water is presented, he also
will engage in many other activities which lead to the ingestion of water— going
to the kitchen, operating a drinking fountain, asking for a glass of water, and so
circumstances— as, for example, in an art museum— it is possible to engage in
this behavior and escape punishment. The behavior of the artist may show a
similar compromise. His art must not be pornographic or too sensual, but while ...
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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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