Handbook of Behaviorism

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William O'Donohue, Richard Kitchener
Academic Press, Oct 21, 1998 - Psychology - 451 pages
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Handbook of Behaviorism provides a comprehensive single source that summarizes what behaviorism is, how the various "flavors" of behaviorism have differed between major theorists both in psychology and philosophy, and what aspects of those theories have been borne out in research findings and continue to be of use in understanding human behavior.
 

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Contents

The Behaviorisms
1
Chapter 2 Watsonian Behaviorism
15
Chapter 3 Interbehaviorism and Interbehavioral Psychology
71
Chapter 4 Edward C Tolmans Purposive Behaviorism
97
Chapter 5 Clark L Hulls Behaviorism
119
BF Skinners Philosophy of Science
159
Chapter 7 Empirical Behaviorism
179
Chapter 8 Teleological Behaviorism
195
Chapter 10 Biological Behaviorism
243
A Pragmatic Philosophy for Behavioral Science
285
Chapter 12 Wittgensteins Behaviorism
329
Chapter 13 Ryles Behaviorism
361
Chapter 14 Logical Behaviorism
399
Chapter 15 QuineS Behaviorism
419
SUBJECT INDEX
437
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Chapter 9 Theoretical Behaviorism
217

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Page 2 - Consider for example the proceedings that we call "games." I mean board-games, card-games, ball-games, Olympic games and so on. What is common to them all? — Don't say: "There must be something common, or they would not be called 'games' " — but look and see whether there is anything common at all.
Page 20 - The time seems to have come when psychology must discard all reference to consciousness; when it need no longer delude itself into thinking that it is making mental states the object of observation.

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William O'Donohue is the Nicholas Cummings Professor of Organized Behavioral Healthcare at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Philosophy. He has authored over 100 articles and chapters and co-edited more than 15 books.

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