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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These events in turn will be found to be preceded by other neurological events,
and these in turn by others. This series will lead us back to events outside the
nervous system and, eventually, outside the organism. In the chapters which
In the chapters which follow we shall turn to certain complex processes.
Interlocking systems of responses will be traced to complex arrangements of
variables, and a workable conception of the individual as a responding system
will be set up.
All these conditions, in turn, depend upon the culture. Cultural practices are also
largely responsible for the use which is made of the genetic material born into the
group, since they determine whether the individual will be able to develop his ...
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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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