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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A response is sometimes reinforced only if it is made as rapidly as possible after
the appearance of a given stimulus . A contingency of this sort is responsible for
the speed with which many people rush to answer the telephone . Picking up the
If it is possible to reinforce a man with the “ beauties of nature , ” it is usually
possible to reinforce him also with conditioned stimuli which evoke responses of
seeing the beauties of nature . It is the function of the “ word picture ” to generate
when he enjoys books written in French or communicates effectively in a French -
speaking community . In progressive education , these " natural " or " functional ”
reinforcements are employed by the educational agency as soon as possible .
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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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