About Behaviorism

About Behaviorism

by B.F. Skinner
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About Behaviorism by B.F. Skinner

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

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ISBN-13: 9780394716183
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/1976
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 147,677
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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.

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About Behaviorism 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Bean615 More than 1 year ago
Although I hate reading for school, I have enjoyed this book so far. Skinner is clever. His style of writing facilitates the reader into analytical thinking.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago