Burrhus F. Skinner: The Shaping of Behaviour

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Palgrave Macmillan, Oct 15, 2009 - Psychology - 150 pages
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This is an illuminating and balanced introduction to one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century whose ideas continue to polarize opinion today. Skinners views on behaviorism, family and inter-group conflict, and penal policy still hold importance for modern researchers and Toates critically assesses how these ideas can be applied.

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Contents

Who was B F Skinner?
1
Biography Background and Impact
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Looking at the Evidence
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Copyright

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Frederick Toates is Professor of Biological Psychology at the Open University. In addition to publishing widely in peer-reviewed journals, Fred has contributed materials to several Open University course texts and is also author of  Biological Psychology (Pearson Education).

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