Burrhus F. Skinner: The Shaping of Behaviour
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Who was B F Skinner?
Biography Background and Impact
Looking at the Evidence
12 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
action addiction aggression altruistic animal appear argued argument autonomy aversive B.F. Skinner behav behaviourist believe biological Biological Psychology brain Burrhus Frederic Skinner Chapter child Chomsky classical conditioning cognitive conscious consequences context contingencies control of behaviour culture described desired behaviour determinism deterministic drug effect environment environmental ethical ethology evidence evolution evolutionary psychology example experience explain factors feel Freedom and Dignity frequency Harcum history of reinforcement human behaviour humanistic humanistic psychology Ibid increase individual insight intervention intrinsic iour learning lever-pressing ment mental Moby Dick Modgil motivation natural selection nature negative reinforcement notes notion observation operant conditioning pain pellets person pigeon positive reinforcement possible Press principle of reinforcement punishment reject religious response reward role self-determination theory Skinner box Skinnerian approach Skinnerian perspective Skinnerian principles Skinnerian terms social reinforcement society Spiro Agnew stimulus suggests survival teaching tend trigger undesirable Walden whereas York