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 practical use of the relation reveals its essentials . If for some reason we want
to induce a man to hail a taxi , we strengthen any behavior requiring a taxi ; we
do not deprive him of taxis . He will not hail a taxi if he already has one because ...
If our account of thinking is essentially correct , there is no reason why we cannot
teach a man how to think . There is also no reason why we cannot greatly
improve methods of thinking to utilize the full potentialities of the thinking
How can the individual fail to observe events which are so conspicuous and so
important ? But perhaps we should be surprised that such events are observed
as often as they are . We have no reason to expect discriminative behavior of this
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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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