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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By virtue of these responses the individual is successful in avoiding injury , but he
is reinforced only in escaping from the conditioned aversive stimuli which we call
the “ threat ” of injury . If injury is always avoided , the threat grows weaker ...
Thus one may avoid the aversive stimulation generated by “ not doing one ' s
duty ” by simply doing one ' s duty . No moral or ethical problem is necessarily
involved : a draft horse is kept moving according to the same formula . When the
will thus avoid being deceived or that it “ ought ” to disapprove of theft because its
members will then avoid the loss of property . Sometimes the implied
consequences are less obvious , as when a study of behavior leads someone to
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