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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If our interest is primarily in the basic process, we turn to material of this sort as a
test of the adequacy of our analysis. If, on the other hand, our interest is primarily
in the complex case, we still have much to gain in utilizing a formulation which ...
Such behavior raises most of the practical problems in human affairs and is also
of particular theoretical interest because of its special characteristics. The
consequences of behavior may "feed back" into the organism. When they do so,
We infer important reinforcers from nothing more unusual than his "interest" in a
writer who deals with certain subjects, in stores or museums which exhibit certain
objects, in friends who participate in certain kinds of behavior, in restaurants ...
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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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