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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Given an example of human behavior, most people can describe it immediately
in terms of such a conception. The practice is so natural that it is seldom
examined. A scientific formulation, on the other hand, is new and strange. Very
few people ...
(6) The extensive results of laboratory studies of the behavior of animals below
the human level are also available. The use of this material often meets with the
objection that there is an essential gap between man and the other animals, and
on the a priori contention that human behavior is inevitably set apart as a
separate field. ANALYSIS OF THE DATA There are many ways in which data
concerning human behavior may be formulated and analyzed. The plan to be
followed in ...
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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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