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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Attention is a controlling relation— the relation between a response and a
discriminative stimulus. When someone is ... We detect the relation most readily
when receptors are conspicuously oriented, but this is not essential. An organism
Thus a personality in all its manifestations is often attributed to the physique of
the organism, a relation which is presumably capable of being expressed trait by
trait. Often personality is attributed to variables which are immediately
In other words, his behavior is now of a form and under a controlling relation
upon which punishment is contingent. In such a case ... A variation on the
repression of a controlling relationship is sometimes called "rationalization." The
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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
CAN SCIENCE HELP?
A SCIENCE OF BEHAVIOR
WHY ORGANISMS BEHAVE
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