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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The boy who does not dive from the high board is called a sissy ; and he can
escape from this conditioned verbal stimulus only by diving . His companions
present the stimulus to increase the probability that he will dive . “ Daring ” is a
This often follows when the individual has been extinguished in efforts to escape
or revolt . The behavior is epitomized by the mule which fails to respond to the
aversive stimulation of the whip . The child , unsuccessful in avoiding or revolting
In a delusion of persecution a distorted reaction to the environment permits the
individual to escape from the aversive self ... In simple boasting , for example , he
characterizes his own behavior in a way which escapes aversive stimulation .
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