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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In industry, the employee whose productivity has increased as the result of a
piecework schedule may receive so large a weekly wage that the employer feels
justified in increasing the number of units of work required for a given unit of pay.
As a result of these processes, the organism which finds itself in a novel
environment eventually comes to behave in an efficient way. The result could not
be achieved by inherited mechanisms because the environment it not sufficiently
When a pattern of manipulation has never been applied to a particular case
before, the result is, in a sense, new. For example, the individual learns to count
as the result of explicit educational reinforcement, but he may be original in what
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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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