Science And Human Behavior
The psychology classic—a detailed study of scientific theories of human nature and the possible ways in which human behavior can be predicted and controlled—from one of the most influential behaviorists of the twentieth century and the author of Walden Two.
“This is an important book, exceptionally well written, and logically consistent with the basic premise of the unitary nature of science. Many students of society and culture would take violent issue with most of the things that Skinner has to say, but even those who disagree most will find this a stimulating book.” —Samuel M. Strong, The American Journal of Sociology
“This is a remarkable book—remarkable in that it presents a strong, consistent, and all but exhaustive case for a natural science of human behavior…It ought to be…valuable for those whose preferences lie with, as well as those whose preferences stand against, a behavioristic approach to human activity.” —Harry Prosch, Ethics
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CAN SCIENCE HELP?
A SCIENCE OF BEHAVIOR
HI WHY ORGANISMS BEHAVE
THE ANALYSIS OF BEHAVIOR
REFLEXES AND CONDITIONED REFLEXES
SHAPING AND MAINTAINING OPERANT BEHAVIOR
PRIVATE EVENTS IN A NATURAL SCIENCE
THE BEHAVIOR OF PEOPLE IN GROUPS
SECTION V CONTROLLING AGENCIES
GOVERNMENT AND LAW
THE CONTROLLING ENVIRONMENT
DEPRIVATION AND SATIATION
AVERSION AVOIDANCE ANXIETY
FUNCTION VERSUS ASPECT
THE ANALYSIS OF COMPLEX CASES
THE INDIVIDUAL AS A WHOLE
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