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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Instead of saying" that a man jjghaves because of the consequences which are to
follow his behavior, we simply say that he behaves because of the consequences
which have followed similar behavior in the past. This is, of course, the Law of ...
Similarly, although an individual may engage in certain sex practices because
they reduce the time wasted in other sexual preoccupations, it does not follow
that this result or the reduction of any other aversive consequence is essential to
The two consequences follow from the chemical properties of the food, which are
positively reinforcing on contact with the ... the invigorating glow which follows—
but in both cases the aversive stimulus is avoided if the response is not emitted.
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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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