Science and Human Behavior
Macmillan, 1953 - 461 Seiten
A detailed study of scientific theories of human nature and the possible ways in which human behavior can be predicted and controlled
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CHAPTER WHY ORGANISMS BEHAVE The terms “ cause ” and “ effect ” are no
longer widely used in science . They have been associated with so many
theories of the structure and operation of the universe that they mean more than ...
Similarly , when an example of maladjusted behavior is explained by saying that
the individual is “ suffering from anxiety , ” we have still to be told the cause of the
anxiety . But the external conditions which are then invoked could have been ...
By suggesting a single cause for multiple disorders it has implied a uniformity
which is not to be found in the data . Above all , it has encouraged the belief that
psychotherapy consists of removing certain inner causes of mental illness , as the
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