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

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Works: 811 works in 2,873 publications in 11 languages and 73,500 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Life skills guides  Miscellanea  Science fiction  Fiction  Records and correspondence  Autobiographies  Essays  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Contributor, Editor, Speaker, Honoree, Instrumentalist, Other, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Director, Performer, Commentator
Classifications: BF109.S55, 150.19434
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Beyond freedom and dignity by B. F Skinner( Book )

205 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 5,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this profound and profoundly controversial work, a landmark of 20th-century thought originally published in 1971, B. F. Skinner makes his definitive statement about humankind and society. Insisting that the problems of 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 our struggle against many kinds of tyranny, he acknowledges, but they are now responsible for the futile defense of a presumed free and autonomous individual; they are perpetuating our use of punishment and blocking the development of more effective cultural practices. Basing his arguments on the massive results of the experimental analysis of behavior he pioneered, Skinner rejects traditional explanations of behavior in terms of states of mind, feelings, and other mental attributes in favor of explanations to be sought in the interaction between genetic endowment and personal history. He argues that 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 rather than humankind itself that must be changed if the traditional goals of the struggle for freedom and dignity are to be reached. Beyond Freedom and Dignity urges us to reexamine the ideals we have taken for granted and to consider the possibility of a radically behaviorist approach to human problems--one that has appeared to some incompatible with those ideals, but which envisions the building of a world in which humankind can attain its greatest possible achievements."
Walden Two by B. F Skinner( Book )

193 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 4,761 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 )

60 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 3,235 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 )

134 editions published between 1197 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,984 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
The technology of teaching by B. F Skinner( Book )

79 editions published between 1968 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 2,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verbal behavior by B. F Skinner( Book )

62 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The present version is more than twice as long as the James Lectures and contains many changes made to conform with recent progress in the experimental analysis of behavior, human and otherwise. Although the emphasis is not upon experimental or statistical facts, the book is not theoretical in the usual sense. It makes no appeal to hypothetical explanatory entities. The ultimate aim is the prediction and control of verbal behavior"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Enjoy old age : a program of self-management by B. F Skinner( Book )

25 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide for planning and approaching old age and the problems that can occur as each person gets older
The behavior of organisms; an experimental analysis by B. F Skinner( Book )

60 editions published between 1938 and 1991 in English and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon further reflection by B. F Skinner( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opstellen over het menselijk gedrag door de grondlegger van het behaviorisme (geb. 1904)
The analysis of behavior: a program for self-instruction by James G Holland( Book )

32 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notebooks by B. F Skinner( Book )

13 editions published between 1908 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel notities van de grondlegger van het behaviorisme (geb.1904)
Cumulative record by B. F Skinner( Book )

58 editions published between 1959 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,125 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)
Contingencies of reinforcement : a theoretical analysis by B. F Skinner( Book )

29 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on behaviorism and society by B. F Skinner( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schedules of reinforcement, by C.B. Ferster and B.F. Skinner by Charles B Ferster( Book )

25 editions published between 1957 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,029 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
Cumulative record; a selection of papers by B. F Skinner( Book )

15 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skinner for the classroom : selected papers by B. F Skinner( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Festschrift for B.F. Skinner by Peter B Dews( Book )

19 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent issues in the analysis of behavior by B. F Skinner( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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About behaviorism
Alternative Names
B. F. Skinner

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

Beress Frederiks Skiners

Burrhus Frederic Skinner American behaviorist

Burrhus Frederic Skinner psycholog amerykański

Burrhus Frederic Skinner psychologue américain

Burrhus Frederich Skinner

Burrhus Skinner Amerikaans filosoof

Burrhus Skinner psicologo statunitense

Skinner B. F.

Skinner, B.F. 1904-1990

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

Skinner, B. F. (Burrhus Frederick)

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 1904-1990

Μπ. Φ. Σκίνερ

Беррес Фредерік Скіннер

Берэс Фрэдэрык Скінер

Бъръс Фредерик Скинър

Скиннер, Беррес Фредерик

Скиннер, Беррес Фредерик американский пси­хо­лог-экс­пе­ри­мен­та­тор, пи­са­тель, изо­бре­та­тель

סקינר, בורוס פרדריק 1904-1990

פרדריק סקינר

اسکینر

ب. ف. سكينر

ب. ف. سكينر، 1904-1990

بورهوس فريدريك سكينر مخترع أمريكي

بی‌اف اسکینر

سكنر، ب. ف.، 1904-1990

बि एफ स्किनर

ਬੀ ਐਫ ਸਕਿਨਰ

பி. எப். ஸ்கின்னர்

ಬಿ.ಎಫ‍್.ಸ್ಕಿನ್ನರ್ ಮನೊ ವಿಜ್ಞಾನಿ

ბარუს ფრედერიკ სკინერი

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

バラス・スキナー

伯尔赫斯·弗雷德里克·斯金纳

Languages
English (955)

Spanish (163)

French (45)

Chinese (22)

German (12)

Portuguese (5)

Italian (2)

Polish (2)

Catalan (2)

Dutch (2)

Japanese (1)

Covers
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