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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Will satiating such a drive as hunger partially reduce a drive like sex? Can all
drives be reduced to sex? Questions of this sort are more easily answered when
restated in terms of deprivation and satiation. How many drives are there?
In Chapter V we saw that an event could be a positive reinforcer even though it
did not reduce a level of deprivation. There is a related point to be made here:
behavior which is strengthened through deprivation need not reduce that ...
Insofar as one eats in order to reduce hunger pangs, the behavior is aversive.
Whether pangs ever lead to eating before negative reinforcement has taken
place would be difficult to determine, since pangs are produced by the very
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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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