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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Another generalized reinforcer is the submissiveness of others'. When someone
has been coerced into supplying various reinforcements, any indication of his
acquiescence becomes a generalized rein- forcer. The bully is reinforced by
We have seen, however, that a corresponding drive is not required when the rein
- forcer is generalized. Domination may be reinforcing and hence very important
as a controlling variable. A man may come to dominate "for the sake of ...
Gambling devices make an effective use of conditioned reinforcers which are set
up by pairing certain stimuli with the economic rein- forcers which occasionally
appear. For example, the standard slot machine reinforces the player when ...
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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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