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
... of the conditioning were therefore the undistinguished elements of daily life . It
is not likely that there are any successful forms of escape appropriate to these
stimuli , although other forms of escape may , through induction , be strengthened
When we set an alarm clock , we arrange for a strongly aversive stimulus from
which we can escape only by arousing ourselves . By putting the clock across the
room , we make certain that the behavior of escape will fully awaken us .
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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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