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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CHAPTER X| AVERSION, AVOIDANCE, ANXIETY AVERSIVE BEHAVIOR The
kind of stimuli which are usually called unpleasant, annoying, or, more
technically, aversive are not distinguished by particular physical specifications.
Very strong ...
Since conditioning may take place as the result of one pairing of stimuli, a single
aversive event may bring a condition of anxiety under the control of incidental
stimuli. The sudden death of a close friend, for example, is sometimes followed
by a ...
Unlike conditioned seeing in the respondent pattern, such behavior is not elicited
by current stimuli and does not depend upon the previous pairing of stimuli. The
primary controlling variables are operant reinforcement and deprivation.
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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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