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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effect upon the strength of the behavior. If a punishing consequence is also
defined without reference to its physical characteristics and if there is no
comparable effect to use as a touchstone, what course is open to us? The answer
is as follows ...
A FIRST EFFECT OF PUNISHMENT The first effect of the aversive stimuli used in
punishment is confined to the immediate situation. It need not be followed by any
change in behavior upon later occasions. When we stop a child from giggling ...
The strengthening effect of the reinforcement may be temporarily concealed by
the weakening effect of satiation. Thus a single, relatively large payment of
wages may produce such a degree of satiation that the worker does not work
again for ...
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