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 we tell a friend that he is going to buy a particular kind of car, he may react to
our prediction by buying a different kind. ... In the presidential election of 1948 it
was confidently predicted that a majority of the voters would vote for a candidate
PREDICTION IN TERMS OF TRAITS A test is simply a convenient opportunity to
observe behavior— to survey or sample our dependent variable. The score may
be used to predict some aspect of the larger universe of behavior from which the
A sentence beginning "You ought" is often a prediction of reinforcing
consequences. "You ought to take an umbrella" may be taken to mean, "You will
be reinforced for taking an umbrella." A more explicit translation would contain at
least three ...
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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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