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Skinner, B. F. (Burrhus Frederic) 1904-1990

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Beyond freedom and dignity by B. F Skinner( Book )

195 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in 10 languages and held by 4,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this profound and profoundly challenging book, the great behaviorist B.F. Skinner, regarded by many as the most influential and controversial living psychologist, author also of the celebrated utopian novel Walden Two, makes his definitive statement about man and society. Insisting that the frightening problems we face in the world today can be solved only by dealing much more effectively with human behavior, Skinner argues that our traditional concepts of freedom and dignity must be sharply revised. They have played an important historical role in man's struggle against many kinds of tyranny, he acknowledges, but they are now responsible for the futile defense of a free and worthy autonomous man; they are perpetuating our use of punishment and are blocking the development of more effective cultural practices. Basing his arguments on the massive results of the experimental analysis of behavior in which he pioneered, he rejects traditional explanations of behavior in terms of states of mind, feelings, and other mental attributes in favor of explanations to be sought in an individual's genetic endowment and personal history. He tells why, instead of promoting freedom and dignity as personal attributes, we should direct our attention to the physical, and social environments in which people live. It is the environment that must be changed rather than man himself if the traditional goals of the struggle for freedom and dignity are to be reached. A technology of behavior able to solve our problems by effectively changing the world in which people live will, in its turn, raise frightening questions. Will men become robots? Or victims? Or merely passive spectators? Who is to design that brave new world of the future? Can we count on his benevolence, or will a technology of behavior necessarily mean a new kind of tyranny? These and many other questions concerning so-called "value judgments" are squarely faced. The book forces us to look afresh at ideals we have taken for granted and to consider the possibility of a scientific approach which, though it may at first seem incompatible with those ideals, will enable us to avoid the destruction toward which we are now speeding and ultimately to build a world in which mankind may reach its greatest possible achievements."--Jacket
Walden Two by B. F Skinner( Book )

170 editions published between 1948 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 4,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fictional outline of a modern utopia has been a center of controversy ever since its publication in 1948. Set in the United States, it pictures a society in which human problems are solved by a scientific technology of human conduct. It is now widely recognized that great changes must be made in the American way of life. Not only can we not face the rest of the world while consuming and polluting as we do, we cannot for long face ourselves while acknowledging the violence and chaos in which we live. The choice is clear: either we do nothing and allow a miserable and probably catastrophic future to overtake us, or we use our knowledge about human behavior to create a social environment in which we shall live productive and creative lives and do so without jeopardizing the changes that those who follow us will be able to do the same
About behaviorism by B. F Skinner( Book )

69 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basic book about the controversial philosophy known as behaviorism, written by its leading exponent. Bibliography, index
Science and human behavior by B. F Skinner( Book )

87 editions published between 1951 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 2,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed study of scientific theories of human nature and the possible ways in which human behavior can be predicted and controlled
Verbal behavior by B. F Skinner( Book )

68 editions published between 1948 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 2,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over half a century after its initial publication in 1957, Verbal Behavior has remained in high demand and continues to contribute to science and society. The documented efficacy of Skinner's practices has maintained the popularity of Verbal Behavior despite the initial criticism from Noam Chomsky's allegedly fatal review. In fact, his research has inspired techniques that have proven increasingly successful with aberrant behavior disorders, such as autism and delayed speech. In this brilliant and ambitious work, Skinner gives a functional analysis of verbal behavior and argues that operant conditioning can account for and explain a large portion of linguistic phenomena, as demonstrated in laboratory experiments and extensive literary analysis. Skinner details the consequences and issues of this analysis and addresses its philosophical implications, such as the social aspects of language and natures of meaning and thought. Skinner's classic study of psychology, while controversial, has contributed to the welfare of society, and it continues to inspire a growing body of research and applications. Verbal Behavior is an exceptional theoretical work for those who wish to understand the principals of behavioral therapy. --
The technology of teaching by B. F Skinner( Book )

41 editions published between 1968 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The analysis of behavior : a program for self-instruction by James G Holland( Book )

81 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoy old age : a program of self-management by B. F Skinner( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide for planning and approaching old age and the problems that can occur as each person gets older
A Walden Two experiment : the first five years of Twin Oaks Community by Kathleen Kinkade( Book )

3 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Back Cover: Twin Oaks, perhaps America's most famous and successful commune, was founded in rural Virginia in 1967 by Kathleen Kinkade and several other people, all of whom were influenced by B.F. Skinner's Walden Two. Eschewing primitivism for its own sake, embracing technology instead of rejecting it, these creators of Twin Oaks set out to build a community not only structured but also experimental in which the goal was the "good life". Kathleen Kinkade describes in great detail the story of the hard work put in by people who wanted to live together in as much harmony as possible
Upon further reflection by B. F Skinner( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opstellen over het menselijk gedrag door de grondlegger van het behaviorisme (geb. 1904)
Cumulative record by B. F Skinner( Book )

53 editions published between 1959 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the principle that turnabout is fair play, the behavior of which the present papers are a product has been plotted cumulatively in Figure 1. Certain familiar problems arise. It is hard to identify units to be counted, and the curve neglects other behavior of a similar nature occurring at the same time. Arbitrary solutions to these problems do not wholly destroy the significance of the result. When total number of pages is plotted against year of publication, the curve shows a relatively constant slope (indicating a steady output) for the twenty-five year period from 1930 to 1955 and a later period of heightened activity. Three papers have been added to this second printing: as an addendum to Part I, The Design of Cultures; as an addendum to Part III, Why We Need Teaching Machines; and as an addendum to Part VIII, Pigeons in a Pelican"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
The behavior of organisms; an experimental analysis by B. F Skinner( Book )

54 editions published between 1938 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notebooks by B. F Skinner( Book )

13 editions published between 1908 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel notities van de grondlegger van het behaviorisme (geb.1904)
Schedules of reinforcement / by C.B. Ferster and B.F. Skinner by Charles B Ferster( Book )

33 editions published between 1957 and 1997 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of the work was carried out under contract to the Office of Naval Research under Contracts NO. N5ori-07631 and N5ori-07656 with Harvard University between September 1, 1949 and June 30, 1955
Reflections on behaviorism and society by B. F Skinner( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

B.F. Skinner presents his views on behavior modification and the role of behaviorism in society, education, and future attainment of the goals of humanism
Contingencies of reinforcement : a theoretical analysis by B. F Skinner( Book )

32 editions published in 1969 in 4 languages and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral problems in contemporary society : essays in humanistic ethics by Paul Kurtz( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains essays describing how man struggles to achieve human happiness as the highest human good. The collection shows how humanism presents a vision of a society in which the fruits of modern technology and automation can be enjoyed and leisure life enriched, as man achieves the jhust and equitable society his faith in freedom, reason, and dignity makes him desire
Cumulative record; a selection of papers by B. F Skinner( Book )

18 editions published between 1959 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Selection of behavior : the operant behaviorism of B.F. Skinner : comments and consequences by B. F Skinner( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skinner's views on consciousness, language, problem-solving, evolution, biology, brain function and computers, are presented here in six seminal papers. These are then analyzed, criticized and explained in the "open peer commentary" format of the "Behavioral and Brain Sciences" journal
Skinner for the classroom : selected papers by B. F Skinner( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiography fo B.F. Skinner, including a selection of his papers
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About behaviorism
Walden TwoAbout behaviorismScience and human behaviorVerbal behaviorEnjoy old age : a program of self-managementCumulative recordReflections on behaviorism and societyThe Selection of behavior : the operant behaviorism of B.F. Skinner : comments and consequencesSkinner for the classroom : selected papers
Alternative Names
B.F. Skinner

B. F. Skinner American behaviorist

B.F. Skinner amerykański psycholog, filozof

B. F. Skinner US-amerikanischer Vertreter des Behaviorismus, prägte den Begriff „operante Konditionierung“

Beress Frederiks Skiners

Burrhus Frederic Skinner American behaviorist

Burrhus Frederic Skinner americký psycholog a autor

Burrhus Frederic Skinner Conductista estadounidense

Burrhus Frederic Skinner psycholog amerykański

Burrhus Frederic Skinner psychologue américain

Burrhus Frederic Skinner psychologue américain glt

Burrhus Frederich Skinner

Burrhus Skinner Amerikaans filosoof

Burrhus Skinner psicologo statunitense


Skinner B.F.

Skinner, B.F. 1904-1990

Skinner, B. F. (Burrhus Frederic), 1904-

Skinner, B. F. (Burrhus Frederick)

Skinner, B. F. (Burrhus Frederick), 1904-1990

Skinner, Burhues F. 1904-1990

Skinner, Burhues Frederic 1904-1990

Skinner, Burhus Frederic 1904-1990

Skinner, Burrhues F. 1904-1990

Skinner, Burrhues Frederic 1904-1990

Skinner Burrhus F.

Skinner Burrhus Frederic

Skinner, Burrhus Frederic 1904-

Skinner, Burrhus Frederic 1904-1990

Skinner, Burrhus Frederick 1904-1990

Skinner, Fred

Skinner, Fred 1904-1990

Skinneris B.

Skinneris Burrhus Fredericas

Μπ. Φ. Σκίνερ

Б. Ф. Скинер

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Берэс Фрэдэрык Скінер

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Скиннер Беррес

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סקינר, ב. פ.

סקינר, בורוס פרדריק 1904-1990

פרדריק סקינר

פרדריק סקינר פסיכולוג אמריקני


ب. ف. سكينر

ب. ف. سكينر، 1904-1990

بورهوس فريدريك سكينر مخترع أمريكي

بی‌اف اسکینر

بی‌اف اسکینر روان‌شناس آمریکایی

سكنر، ب. ف.، 1904-1990

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버러스 프레더릭 스키너

스키너, B. F. 1904-1990

스키너, 버러스 프레더릭 1904-1990

스키너, 버러스 프레데릭 1904-1990

스키너, 브루스 프레드릭 1904-1990

스키너, 브허스 프레드릭 1904-1990

スキナー, B. F.

スキナー, バラス・F.

スキナー, バラス・フレデリック