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 "identical elements" of a response have their parallels in the values or
properties of a stimulus which are separately effective. If we reinforce a response
to a round, red spot one square inch in area, a yellow spot of the same size and ...
DISCRIMINATION Induction (or generalization) is not an activity of the organism;
it is simply a term which describes the fact that the control acquired by a stimulus
is shared by other stimuli with common properties or, to put it another way, that ...
To achieve the latter, we must reinforce responses to many objects, all of which
are red, but which differ widely in their other properties. Eventually, the organism
responds only to the property of redness. The case is exemplified by the verbal ...
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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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