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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Direct positive reinforcement is to be preferred because it appears to have fewer
objectionable by - products . Civilized man has made some progress in turning
from punishment to alternative forms of control . Avenging gods and hell - fire ...
This is used as a form of positive reinforcement in subsidies and bonuses . ... by
making the cultivation of certain crops illegal , a government with economic
power achieves the same effect through positive reinforcement with subsidies .
ing consequences of a positive sort . “ You see , if you hadn ' t followed my advice
, you would have missed this pleasant surprise . ” It is only a short step to the
claim to be able to mediate future positive reinforcements — to be able to " bring
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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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