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 extent to which this process is used in art varies from period to period but is
always considerable. It is not to be identified with realism or naturalism since the
responses appropriate to the effect of pure design are also largely dependent ...
To the extent that competition for reinforcement makes this behavior aversive to
others— and to this extent only— we may refer to an anti-social personality, the id
or Old Adam. On the other hand, the controlling behavior engendered by the ...
and emotional dispositions, their behavioral repertoires, and the extent to which
they practice self-control and self-knowledge are all relevant to the strength of the
group as a whole. In addition the culture has an indirect effect upon other factors
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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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