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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OPERANT EXTINCTION When reinforcement is no longer forthcoming, a
response becomes less and less frequent in what is called "operant extinction." It
food is withheld, the pigeon will eventually stop lifting its head. In general when
Stimuli which are automatically generated by the patient's own behavior become
less and less aversive and less and less likely to generate emotional reactions.
The patient feels less wrong, less guilty, or less sinful. As a direct consequence ...
But behavior is determined in noncoercive ways; and as other kinds of control are
better understood, the doctrine of personal freedom becomes less and less
effective as a motivating device and less and less tenable in a theoretical ...
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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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