About Behaviorism

Front Cover
The basic book about the controversial philosophy known as behaviorism, written by its leading exponent. Bibliography, index.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - csweder - LibraryThing

This book was not really what I expected, and neither do i feel that I have a better understanding of behaviorism after reading it. I feel like this book was a response to criticisms of behaviorism ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - csweder - LibraryThing

This book was not really what I expected, and neither do i feel that I have a better understanding of behaviorism after reading it. I feel like this book was a response to criticisms of behaviorism ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
The Causes of Behavior
10
The World Within the Skin
24
Innate Behavior
37
Operant Behavior
51
Perceiving
80
Verbal Behavior
98
Thinking
113
Knowing
151
and Emotion
163
The Self and Others
184
The Question of Control
208
What Is Inside the Skin?
228
Summing Up
241
Index
283
Copyright

Causes and Reasons
132

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1976)

B.F. Skinner presented a formulation of operant behavior and a method for its investigation that are basic to the analysis of behavior now practiced in hundreds of laboratories throughout the world. For this work, Dr. Skinner was given teh National Medal of Science by President Lyndon Johnson and the Gold Medal of the American Psychological Foundation. Many practical applications of the method have been made in other sciences, such as physciology and psycho-pharmacology. The principles of operant conditioning led to programmed instruction and the modern conception of teaching machines, for which Dr. Skinner received many awards from educational organizations. He was also responsible for the first research in what has come to be called behavior therapy.

Bibliographic information