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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Verbal behavior supplies particularly good examples.1 A single verbal response
is especially likely to be a function of more than one variable because it may be
part of several different repertoires. In simple imitative or echoic behavior the ...
When verbal behavior is collected in this way, it is possible to infer some of the
verbal history of the subject, as well as current variables responsible for his
interests, his emotional predispositions, and so on. The clinical use of this
material is ...
The verbal stimulus generated by the speakei alters the probability of a verbal or
nonverbal response in the listener. Let us assume, for example, that a man is
familiar with electrical apparatus and possesses a set of avoidance responses ...
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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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