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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problem-solving may well take place when the individual himself can- ' not
observe it, but many instances of "unconscious thought" can be ' accounted for
simply as changes leading to a solution which ensue with the passage of time. ' It
is not ...
The "reasons" or "grounds" for an "end-seeking action" are simply some of the
variables of which behavior is a function. "Deliberation" and "desire" are others. A
history of punishment is still another. To say that a person is "held responsible"
Another result, far less easily described, consists of simply not behaving in
conformity with controlling practices. This often follows when the individual has
been extinguished in efforts to escape or revolt. The behavior is epitomized by
the mule ...
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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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