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 same kind of relationships may govern the playing of a musical instrument,
where the topography of the behavior which generates the tones or patterns is
entirely different. The ultimate unit in singing or playing by ear may stop at the
Such concepts as "sensation" and "image" are designed to carry the pattern of
the environment into the organism as far as possible and thus to bridge the gap
between the knower and the known. The task of bringing the world to the surface
In fantasy the individual makes a similar compromise between seeing certain
objects or patterns and avoiding aversive ... is any temporal or spatial pattern
which is reinforcing because of similarity to another pattern but escapes
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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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