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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If a cat is placed in a box from which it can escape only by unlatch ing a door , it
will exhibit many different kinds of behavior , some of which may be effective in
opening the door . Thorndike found that when a cat was put into such a box again
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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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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