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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it would appear that the other dimensions which they possess— for example, size
, shape, and location— are unimportant. But this is not quite true, since it is less
likely that the response will be made to a red object of another size and shape.
Only rarely will the topography of incompatible responses permit algebraic
summation since in general one response )c cannot simply be subtracted from
another. In general, when two responses are strong at the same time, only one
can be ...
which are related to each other in a special way: one response, the controlling
response, affects variables in such a way as to change the probability of the other
, the controlled response. The controlling response may manipulate any of 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
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