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 have seen, however, that a corresponding drive is not required when the rein
- forcer is generalized. Domination may be reinforcing and hence very important
as a controlling variable. A man may come to dominate "for the sake of ...
It is also used as a positive rein- forcer. As a habit-forming drug it makes possible
a special form of deprivation, in which behavior which has been reinforced with
alcohol may be made so powerful that the individual will "do anything" for a drink.
Gambling devices make an effective use of conditioned reinforcers which are set
up by pairing certain stimuli with the economic rein- forcers which occasionally
appear. For example, the standard slot machine reinforces the player when ...
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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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