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 GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY Perhaps the most obvious type of agency
engaged in the control of human behavior is government. Traditional studies in
political science deal with the history and properties of actual governments, with ...
In particular, what effect does it have upon the behavior of the con- trollee and of
the members of the governmental agency itself? A law usually has two important
features. In the first place, it specifies behavior. The behavior is usually not ...
The question is not peculiar to governmental contingencies. A boy may see a
companion fall from a tree and may then see that the companion behaves in a
manner characteristic of strong aversive stimulation. Through at least two stages
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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
CAN SCIENCE HELP?
A SCIENCE OF BEHAVIOR
WHY ORGANISMS BEHAVE
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