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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Or it may be argued that there is another kind of science which is compatible with
doctrines of personal freedom. ... But the kinds of intellectual activities
exemplified by value judgments or by intuition or interpretation have never been
set forth ...
If the instinct of nest- building refers only to the observed tendency of certain
kinds of birds to build nests, it cannot explain why the birds build nests. A
tendency of the members of species to behave in a certain way is no more
remarkable than ...
What a man eats and drinks and how he does so, what sorts of sexual behavior
he engages in, how he builds a house or draws a picture or rows a boat, what
subjects he talks about or remains silent about, what music he makes, what kinds
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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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