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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One who readily engages in a given activity is not ... reinforcing stimulus is that it
reinforces. The only way to tell whether or not a given event is reinforcing to a
given organism under given conditions is to make 72 THE ANALYSIS OF
When food is first given, the pigeon will be behaving in some way— if only
standing still— and conditioning will take place. It is then more probable that the
same behavior will be in progress when food is given again. If this proves to be
Certain internal conditions probably result from any given degree of deprivation.
Adequate independent knowledge of them might enable us to dispense with a
history of deprivation in predicting behavior; but we are not likely to have such ...
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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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A SCIENCE OF BEHAVIOR
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