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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We should not call it superstitious , but it is generated by a contingency which is
only rarely “ functional . ” Some contingencies which produce superstitious
behavior are not entirely accidental . A response is sometimes likely to be
Thus a single , relatively large payment of wages may produce such a degree of
satiation that the worker does not work again for some time , but the reinforcing
effect of the wage will become evident when a sufficient deprivation again arises .
Eventually , a science of human behavior may be able to tell the designer what
kind of culture must be set up in order to produce a given result , but can it ever
tell him what kind of result he should produce ? The word “ should ” brings us into
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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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