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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A verbal repertoire which describes the discriminative behavior of the individual
appears, then, to be established on external evidence that a discriminative
response is taking place, rather than that stimuli are present or received. When
No special problem is raised when an appropriate stimulus is present. We are
also prepared for instances in which the stimulus is not the customary one but
has enough in common with it to control the response. The process of abstraction
It is not surprising to find that the composer is especially likely to be able to "hear
music which is not present," while the artist is especially able to "see forms which
are not present," and so on. It is possible, of course, that a man may become an ...
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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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