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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Apart from the mode of action of receptors and other organs, the physiology of
sensation is concerned with the question of what is seen. The question may be a
spurious one arising from an idiom or figure of speech. If we say that the rainbow
We have already seen that money has certain advantages as a generalized
reinforcer; it has fairly simple dimensions, it can be made contingent upon
behavior in a clear-cut way, and its effects are relatively free of the momentary
condition of ...
Only when we have seen these consequences clearly set forth are we likely to be
influenced by their counterparts in complex practical situations. A rigorous
science of behavior makes a different sort of remote consequence effective 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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