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Rachlin, Howard 1935-

Overview
Works: 32 works in 172 publications in 4 languages and 5,976 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Howard Rachlin
Introduction to modern behaviorism by Howard Rachlin( Book )

43 editions published between 1970 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science of self-control by Howard Rachlin( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book proposes a new science of self-control based on the principles of behavioral psychology and economics. Claiming that insight and self-knowledge are insufficient for controlling one's behavior, Howard Rachlin argues that the only way to achieve such control - and ultimately happiness - is through the development of harmonious patterns of behavior."--Jacket
Judgment, decision, and choice : a cognitive/behavioral synthesis by Howard Rachlin( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behavior and mind : the roots of modern psychology by Howard Rachlin( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book attempts to synthesize two apparently contradictory views of psychology: as the science of internal mental mechanisms and as the science of complex external behavior. Most books in the psychology and philosophy of mind reject one approach while championing the other, but Rachlin argues that the two approaches are complementary rather than contradictory. Rejection of either involves disregarding vast sources of information vital to solving pressing human problems--in the areas of addiction, mental illness, education, crime, and decision-making, to name but a few. Where previous books have focused either on psychology as an abstract science of the mind or as a strictly empirical approach to behavioral problems, this is the only book that attempts to show how the best modern theoretical work on mental mechanisms relates to the best modern empirical work on complex behavioral problems
Behavior and learning by Howard Rachlin( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1991 in Spanish and English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The matching law : papers in psychology and economics by Richard J Herrnstein( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Impressive Collection contains Richard Herrnstein's most important and original contributions to the social and behavioral sciences - his papers on choice behavior in animals and humans and on his discovery and elucidation of a general principle of choice called the matching law
Behaviorism in everyday life by Howard Rachlin( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The escape of the mind by Howard Rachlin( Book )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Escape of the Mind is part of a current movement in psychology and philosophy of mind that calls into question what is perhaps our most basic, most cherished, and universally accepted belief--that our minds are inside of our bodies. Howard Rachlin adopts the counterintuitive position that our minds, conscious and unconscious, lie not where our firmest (yet unsupported) introspections tell us they are, but in how we actually behave over the long run. Perhaps paradoxically, the book argues that our introspections, no matter how positive we are about them, tell us absolutely nothing about our minds. The name of the present version of this approach to the mind is "teleological behaviorism." The approaches of teleological behaviorism will be useful in the science of individual behavior for developing methods of self-control and in the science of social behavior for developing social cooperation. Without in any way denigrating the many contributions of neuroscience to human welfare, The Escape of the Mind argues that neuroscience, like introspection, is not a royal road to the understanding of the mind. Where then should we look to explain a present act that is clearly caused by the mind? Teleological behaviorism says to look not in the spatial recesses of the nervous system (not to the mechanism underlying the act) but in the temporal recesses of past and future overt behavior (to the pattern of which the act is a part). But scientific usefulness is not the only reason for adopting teleological behaviorism. The final two chapters on IBM's computer, Watson (how it deviates from humanity and how it would have to be altered to make it human), and on shaping a coherent self, provide a framework for a secular morality based on teleological behaviorism
Matching and maximizing accounts( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering psychology( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

7. Sensation and perception. Shows how visual information is gathered and processed, and how our perceptions are influenced by our culture, previous experiences, and personal interests. With Dr. David Hubel and Dr. Misha Pavel
Quantitative analyses of behavior( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantitative analyses of behavior( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Science of Self-Control by Howard Rachlin( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Discriminative properties of reinforcement schedules by Harvard Symposium on Quantitative Analyses of Behavior( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matching by Howard Rachlin( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Matching is a theory of choice. It states that all voluntary behavior is really choice behavior and all choice behavior obeys the matching law."--Publisher's information
Economia e psicologia comportamentale by Howard Rachlin( )

1 edition published in 1995 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with Howard Rachlin : confessions of a behaviorist by Howard Rachlin( Recording )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In part 1 Dr. Rachlin discusses the symptoms of the "accursed disorder" and his career, including his approach to the mentalists and cognitive psychologists. Part 2 covers Rachlin's research on punishment and self-control and the relationship between experimental psychology and economics
 
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The science of self-control
Alternative Names
Howard Rachlin American psychologist

Howard Rachlin Amerikaans psycholoog

Rachlin, Howard Carl 1935-

Languages
English (136)

Spanish (16)

Polish (1)

Italian (1)

Covers
The science of self-controlBehavior and mind : the roots of modern psychologyThe matching law : papers in psychology and economicsThe Science of Self-Control