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

About Behaviorism

byB.F. Skinner

Mass Market Paperback | February 12, 1976

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The basic book about the controversial philosophy known as behaviorism, written by its leading exponent. Bibliography, index.
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 Psycholo...
Title:About BehaviorismFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 6.9 × 4.2 × 0.8 inPublished:February 12, 1976Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0394716183

ISBN - 13:9780394716183


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not the best book on behaviorism It feels a bit unfair to state (and agree with a previous reviewer) that this indeed, it *not* the best resource without offering a specific alternative. I can't think of one since I haven't read all that many, and B.F. Skinner is considered one of the forefathers of the field, so it nothing else, it's a good starting point. I'm not sure it provides anyone with a better understanding of behaviorism after reading it. It reads more like Skinner's reply to criticisms of behaviorism, rather than an in-depth study of behaviorism itself.
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from About "About Behaviorism" This classical work of B.F. Skinner gives us a complete picture of what behaviorism is all about. He explains human behavior with this powerful theory of operant conditioning. This book is not an explanatory one. If you are looking for textbook type of information, this might not be the choice. This book takes more theoretical approarch and explains, "What it means to be a human?", "What are the motivation of human behavior." This book is recommended to all the students who study psychology as well as general public to gain another perspective on human being.
Date published: 2001-04-12

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Behaviourism is crucial to the way we understand the way humans conduct themselves, both inwardly and outwardly. It questions the science and psychology that tries to deconstruct our behaviour and asks: Is such a science really possible? Can it account for every aspect of the way we act? B. F. Skinner a veritable Plato of the field, helps weigh all the questions that fall from the study. About Behaviorism is the best introduction students and scholars could have to this fascinating realm. It uses psychological positions to counter popular theorems, adding provocative depth to a complex issue.

Editorial Reviews

"A much more effective work than Beyond Freedom and Dignity precisely because it takes more seriously the tradition (or the historical prejudices) of its opposition."-- Robert Kirsch, Los Angeles Times"About Behaviorism is an opportunity to match wits with one of the great men of psychology and to participate in some of its great debates."-- James B. Rule, Newsday"The battle over Skinner's ideas is just beginning. It promises to be one of the most interesting contests of our generation."-- Gail Boyer, St. Louis Post-Dispatch