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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Melodies, harmonic progressions, and so on, may form the bases for similar
repertoires. The same ... The successful vocal mimic has a repertoire which
approaches a continuous field and which permits him to duplicate nonmusical
So well developed is the imitative repertoire of the average person that its origins
are forgotten, and it is easily accepted as an inherent part of his behavior.
Imitative repertoires are often developed in relatively discrete sets of responses.
An educational institution often directly instructs the student in this sense, but it
usually functions by establishing a complex verbal repertoire which the student
later uses in what may be called self-instruction. The speaker and the listener
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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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