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Author Skinner, B. F. (Burrhus Frederic), 1904-1990.

Title Cumulative record : a selection of papers / B. F. Skinner
Edition Third edition
Published New York : Appleton-Century-Crofts, [1972]


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Description xi, 604 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Century psychology series
Contents pt. I. The implications of a science of behavior for human affairs, especially for the concept of freedom: Freedom and the control of men. THe control of human behavior (abstract). Some issues concerning the control of human behavior. The design of cultures. "Man". The design of experimental communities -- pt. II. A method for the experimental analysis of behavior--its theory and practice, its history, and a glimpse of its failure: Are theories of learning necessary? A case history in scientific method. The experimental analysis of behavior. Reinforcement today -- pt. III. The technology of education: Why we need teaching machines. Reflections on a decade of teaching machines. Teaching science in high school--what is wrong? Contingency management in the classroom -- pt. IV. The analysis and management of neurotic, psychotic, and retarded behavior: A critique of psychoanalytic concepts and theories. Psychology in the understanding of mental disease. What is psychotic behavior? Some relations between behavior modification and basic research. Compassion and ethics in the care of the retardate -- pt. V. For experimental psychologists only: Current trends in experimental psychology. The flight from the laboratory -- pt. VII Creative behavior: Creating the creative artist. A lecture on "having" a poem -- pt. VII. Literary and verbal behavior: Has Gertrude Stein a secret? The operational analysis of psychological terms. The alliteration in Shakespeare's sonnets: a study in literary behavior. A quantitative estimate of certain types of sound-patterning in poetry. The processes involved in the repeated guessing of alternatives -- pt. VIII. Theoretical considerations: Why are the behavioral sciences not more effective? The concept of the reflex in the description of behavior. The generic nature of the concepts of stimulus and response. Two types of conditioned reflex and a pseudo-type. Two types of conditioned reflex: a reply to Konorski and Miller. A review of Hull's principles of behavior. A review of Bush and Mosteller's stochastic models for learning -- pt. IX. A miscellany: A paradoxical color effect. Some quantitative properties of anxiety (with W.K. Estes). "Superstition" in the pigeon. A second type of "superstition" in the pigeon (with W.H. Morse). Two "synthetic social relations". Concurrent activity under fixed-interval reinforcement (with W.H. Morse). Sustained performance during very long experimental sessions (with W.H. Morse). John Broadus Watson, behaviorist. How to teach animals. Baby in a box. Pigeons in a pelican. Some responses to the stimulus "Pavlov". Squirrel in the yard
Analysis Human behavior
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Behaviorism (Psychology)
Human behavior.
LC no. 72078259
ISBN 0390812560