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Author Baum, William M.

Title Understanding behaviorism : behavior, culture, and evolution / William M. Baum
Edition Second edition
Published Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., [2005]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  150.1943 Bau/Ubb 2004  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Behaviorism : definition and history -- 2. Behaviorism as philosophy of science -- 3. Public, private, natural, and fictional -- 4. Evolutionary theory and reinforcement -- 5. Purpose and reinforcement -- 6. Stimulus control and knowledge -- 7. Verbal behavior and language -- 8. Rule-governed behavior and thinking -- 9. Freedom -- 10. Responsibility, credit, and blame -- 11. Relationships, management, and government -- 12. Values : religion and science -- 13. The evolution of culture -- 14. Design of culture : experimenting for survival
Summary "Understanding Behaviorism explains the basis of behavior analysis and its application to human problems in a scholarly but accessible manner. This new edition is a part of the new evolutionary perspective in understanding behavior in general and culture in particular, and culminates by offering practical approaches to improving the lives of all humankind."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Previous ed.: 1994
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Behaviorism (Psychology)
Behaviorism (Psychology) -- Textbooks.
Genre/Form Textbooks.
LC no. 2004001459
ISBN 1405112611 hardback alkaline paper
140511262X paperback alkaline paper