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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It is necessary only to bring our understanding of human nature up to the same
point. Indeed, this may well be our only hope. If we can observe human behavior
carefully from an objective point of view and come to understand it for what it is, ...
Science rejects even its own authorities when they interfere with the observation
of nature. Science is a willingness to accept facts even when they are opposed to
wishes. Thoughtful men have perhaps always known that we are likely to see ...
The contention that a given activity is "essentially sexual in nature" may be
translated in either of two ways depending upon whether we emphasize the
dependent or the independent variable. To say that artistic and musical activities
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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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