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Author Rachlin, Howard, 1935-

Title Introduction to modern behaviorism / Howard Rachlin
Edition Third edition
Published New York : Freeman, [1991]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  150.1943 Rac/Itm 1991  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Series of books in psychology
Series of books in psychology.
Contents pt. 1. Background. Cartesian dualism -- The mind -- The body -- The relation of physiological psychology to mental psychology -- pt. 2. Basic procedures and techniques. Classical conditioning -- Instrumental conditioning -- Classical and instrumental conditioning compared -- Pseudoconditioning -- The how and the why of behavior -- pt. 3. Reinforcement and punishment. Theories of instrumental reinforcement -- Reinforcement schedules -- Conditional reinforcement and chains of behavior -- Learning with delayed reinforcement -- Punishment and negative reinforcement -- pt. 4. Patterns of behavior. Learned patterns (shaping) -- Innate patterns of receptivity -- Innate motor patterns -- Adaptive and maladaptive associations -- Interaction between innate and learned patterns -- pt. 5. Stimulus control and animal cognition. Stimulus control -- Cognition: rule-governed behavior -- pt. 6. Language and consciousness. Language -- Consciousness -- pt. 7. Context in classicial and instrumental conditioning. Context in classical conditioning -- Context in instrumental conditioning -- pt. 8. Self-control. Discounting -- Individual differences in human self-control -- Commitment -- Self-control and social conscience -- The social dilemma
Summary "Introduction to Modern Behaviorism" presents the framework of behaviourism in a concise way. In the third edition, while retaining the features hailed in previous editions, Rachlin expands his coverage of basic learning principles to include research developments in both classical and instrumental conditioning, animal cognition, language, context, and self control."--pub. desc
Analysis Behaviour
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Behaviorism (Psychology)
Conditioned response.
Behaviorism (Psychology)
Conditioned response
Conditioning (Psychology)
LC no. 90013951
ISBN 0716721015 (hard)
0716721767 (paperback)