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Beyond Freedom and Dignity

Beyond Freedom and Dignity Author Burrhus Frederic Skinner
ISBN-10 1603844163
Release 2002-03-01
Pages 240
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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.



Beyond Freedom and Dignity

Beyond Freedom and Dignity Author B. F. Skinner
ISBN-10 9781603840811
Release 2002-03-15
Pages 240
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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.



Beyond Freedom and Dignity

Beyond Freedom and Dignity Author Burrhus Frederic Skinner
ISBN-10 0872206289
Release 2002
Pages 234
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The classic work by behaviorist B.F. Skinner offers his analysis of how a "technology of behavior" can condition human responses to the environment.



BEYOND FREEDOM AND DIGNITY

BEYOND FREEDOM AND DIGNITY Author B.F. SKINNER
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Release 1971
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An Index to B F Skinner s Beyond Freedom and Dignity

An Index to B F  Skinner s Beyond Freedom and Dignity Author Terry J. Knapp
ISBN-10 OCLC:11007669
Release 1974*
Pages 9
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About Behaviorism

About Behaviorism Author B.F. Skinner
ISBN-10 9780307797841
Release 2011-08-24
Pages 304
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The basic book about the controversial philosophy known as behaviorism, written by its leading exponent. Bibliography, index.



Walden Two

Walden Two Author Burrhus Frederic Skinner
ISBN-10 087220779X
Release 2005
Pages 301
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A reprint of the 1976 Macmillan edition. 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.



The Skinner Primer

The Skinner Primer Author Finley Carpenter
ISBN-10 0029059003
Release 1985-01-01
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Outlines and evaluates the behaviorist's theories, defines the three psychological freedoms, and discusses their practical applications in a pluralistic society.



The Behavior of Organisms

The Behavior of Organisms Author B. F. Skinner
ISBN-10 9780996453905
Release 1990
Pages 457
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Enjoy Old Age

Enjoy Old Age Author Burrhus Frederic Skinner
ISBN-10 0393316513
Release 1997
Pages 157
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An eminent psychologist and a gerontologist explain how to cope with the problems of aging and how to get the most out of one's later years



Verbal Behavior

Verbal Behavior Author B. F. Skinner
ISBN-10 9780989983907
Release 2014-05-26
Pages 1025
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In 1934, at the age of 30, B. F. Skinner found himself at a dinner sitting next to Professor Alfred North Whitehead. Never one to lose an opportunity to promote behaviorism, Skinner expounded its main tenets to the distinguished philosopher. Whitehead acknowledged that science might account for most of human behavior but he would not include verbal behavior. He ended the discussion with a challenge: "Let me see you," he said, "account for my behavior as I sit here saying, 'No black scorpion is falling upon this table.'" The next morning Skinner began this book. It took him over twenty years to complete. This book extends the laboratory-based principles of selection by consequences to account for what people say, write, gesture, and think. Skinner argues that verbal behavior requires a separate analysis because it does not operate on the environment directly, but rather through the behavior of other people in a verbal community. He illustrates his thesis with examples from literature, the arts, and sciences, as well as from his own verbal behavior and that of his colleagues and children. Perhaps it is because this theoretical work provides a way to approach that most human of human behavior that Skinner ofter called Verbal Behavior his most important work.



God Freedom and Human Dignity

God  Freedom and Human Dignity Author Ron Highfield
ISBN-10 0830864504
Release 2012-12-28
Pages 227
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Does God's all-encompassing will restrict our freedom? Does God's ownership and mastery over us diminish our dignity? The fear that God is a threat to our freedom and dignity goes far back in Western thought. Such suspicion remains with us today in our so-called secular society. In such a context any talk of God tends to provoke responses that range from defiance to subservience to indifference. How did Western culture come to this place? What impact does this social and intellectual environment have on those who claim to believe in God or more specifically in the Christian God of the Bible? Professor of religion Ron Highfield traces out the development of Western thought that has led us our current frame of mind from Plato, Augustine and Descartes through Locke, Kant, Blake Bentham, Hegel, Nietzsche--all the way down to Charles Taylor's landmark work Sources of the Self. At the heart of the issue is the modern notion of the autonomous self and the inevitable crisis it provokes for a view of human identity, freedom and dignity found in God. Can the modern self really secure its own freedom, dignity and happiness? What alternative do we have? Highfield makes pertinent use of trinitarian theology to show how genuine Christian faith responds to this challenge by directing us to a God who is not in competition with his human creations, but rather who provides us with what we seek but could never give ourselves. God, Freedom and Human Dignity is essential reading for Christian students who are interested in the debates around secularism, modernity and identity formation.



Beyond Freedom and Dignity

Beyond Freedom and Dignity Author Burrhus Frederic Skinner
ISBN-10 OCLC:638438272
Release 1979
Pages 218
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B F Skinner

B F  Skinner Author Professor Daniel W Bjork
ISBN-10 1557984166
Release 1997
Pages 298
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The first major biography of America's preeminent psychologist, this book is a riveting portrait of a controversial "social inventor" and entrepreneur whose ideas transformed education, child rearing, and even community life. Hailed as a profound thinker by his legions of followers and vilified by others as a cold manipulator of humanity, B.F. Skinner left a permanent mark on the science of psychology.



Psychology Classics

Psychology Classics Author B. F. Skinner
ISBN-10 1490551441
Release 2013-06-27
Pages 48
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A Psychology Classic Burrhus Frederic "B. F." Skinner ranks among the most frequently cited and influential psychologists in the history of the discipline. Building on the behaviorist theories of Ivan Pavlov and John Watson he was the first psychologist to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association (APA.) Originally published in 1948, Superstition in The Pigeon is a learning theory classic. Note To Psychology StudentsIf you ever have to do a paper, assignment or class project on the work of B. F. Skinner having access to Superstition in The Pigeon in full will prove invaluable. A psychology classic is by definition a must read; however, most landmark texts within the discipline remain unread by a majority of psychology students. A detailed, well written description of a classic study is fine to a point, but there is absolutely no substitute for understanding and engaging with the issues under review than by reading the authors unabridged ideas, thoughts and findings in their entirety. Bonus MaterialShortly after the publication of Superstition in the Pigeon, Skinner gave a detailed account of his science of behavior in a paper presented to the Midwestern Psychological Association, in Chicago. First published in 1950, the paper entitled Are Theories of Learning Necessary? is also presented in full. Superstition in The Pigeon by B. F. Skinner has been produced as part of an initiative by the website www.all-about-psychology.com to make historically important psychology publications widely available.



Planning for Christian Education Formation

Planning for Christian Education Formation Author Israel Galindo
ISBN-10 9780827230187
Release 2010-03-01
Pages 128
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This book was written to help congregational leaders, clergy, staff, and laypersons, plan and organize a Christian education ministry from the approach of Christian formation in a community of faith context. This book provides a model for organizing the Christian education leadership committee or team of the church, demonstrates how to use the church year as a framework for planning the Christian education ministry of the church, and gives a model for assessing the effectiveness of the educational ministry of the church and a process to help congregations move toward the Christian Education Formation approach.



Philosophy

Philosophy Author Ayn Rand
ISBN-10 1101137703
Release 1984-11-01
Pages 320
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This collection of essays was the last work planned by Ayn Rand before her death in 1982. In it, she summarizes her view of philosophy and deals with a broad spectrum of topics. According to Ayn Rand, the choice we make is not whether to have a philosophy, but which one to have: rational, conscious, and therefore practical; or contradictory, unidentified, and ultimately lethal. Written with all the clarity and eloquence that have placed Ayn Rand's Objectivist philosophy in the mainstream of American thought, these essays range over such basic issues as education, morality, censorship, and inflation to prove that philosophy is the fundamental force in all our lives.