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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individual whose daily life was concerned with handling incompleted rings— as
might be the case in manufacturing certain types of piston rings, for example.^
Some of the so-called synesthesias are also examples of a fusion of conditioned
A different sort of interaction follows. A similar formulation may be applied where "
distance" is not so simple as in movement in space. In conversation, for example,
one speaker may approach a topic from which another moves away uneasily.
Not being able to recall an early memory does not produce neurotic symptoms; it
is itself an example of ineffective behavior. It is quite possible that in therapy the
pent-up emotion and the behavioral symptom may disappear at the same time or
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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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