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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It works in concert with ethical control in suppressing selfish, primarily reinforced
behavior and in strengthening behavior which works to the advantage of others.
The control is usually much more stringent, however, than that exercised by the ...
speaks in a louder voice than the ethical. Extreme measures of self- restraint are
sometimes enjoined. The individual may confine himself to restricted diets, enter
upon periods of fasting, engage in certain exercises or adopt certain postures, ...
Government for the benefit of the governed is easily classified as an ethical or
moral issue. This need not mean that governmental design is based upon any
absolute principles of right and wrong but rather, as we have just seen, that it is
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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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