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B. F. Skinner (1904–1990)

Autor(a) de Walden Two

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About the Author

B. F. Skinner, an American behavioral psychologist, is known for his many contributions to learning theory. His Behavior of Organisms (1938) reports his experiments with the study of reflexes. Walden Two (1949), a utopian novel, describes a planned community in which positive rather than negative mostrar mais reinforcers serve to maintain appropriate behavior; the novel stimulated the founding of some experimental communities. In Beyond Freedom and Dignity (1971), Skinner attempted to show that only what he called a technology of behavior could save democracy from the many individual and social problems that plague it. (An early example of this technology is the so-called Skinner box for conditioning a human child.) A teacher at Harvard University from 1948 until his retirement, Skinner was for some the model of the objective scientist, for others the epitome of the heartless behaviorist who would turn people into automatons. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por B. F. Skinner

Walden Two (1948) 2,151 exemplares
Beyond Freedom & Dignity (1971) 1,161 exemplares
Science And Human Behavior (1953) 332 exemplares
About Behaviorism (1974) 326 exemplares
Verbal Behavior (1957) 100 exemplares
The Technology of Teaching (1968) 79 exemplares
Particulars of My Life (1976) 53 exemplares
The Behavior of Organisms (1966) 36 exemplares
A Matter of Consequences (1983) 28 exemplares
Notebooks (1980) 14 exemplares
Schedules of reinforcement (1957) 14 exemplares

Associated Works

A Clockwork Orange [Norton Critical Edition] (2010) — Contribuidor — 916 exemplares
The Utopia Reader (1999) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
On the Firing Line: The Public Life of Our Public Figures (1989) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
The Range of Philosophy: Introductory Readings (1964) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Philosophical problems of the social sciences (1965) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Philosophy now : an introductory reader (1972) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
The New improved sun: An anthology of utopian S-F (1975) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
New Scientist, 21 May 1964 (1964) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Disturbing ideas about free will and collective control; good seminar fodder
 
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sfj2 | 9 outras críticas | Dec 2, 2023 |
Utopian novels appeal to me. This one is not badly done, but kind of scary, being organized on conditioned response theory.
 
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mykl-s | 21 outras críticas | Aug 10, 2023 |
Walden Dos toma su nombre de la experiencia del filósfo H. D. Thoreau, que se retiró durante dos años a un lugar del bosque de Concord (Massachussets) llamado Walden para vivir en aislamiento, apartado de una civilización industrial que, según su propia experiencia, «convierte al hombre en instrumento de sus propios instrumentos». Walden Dos, la comunidad de Skinner, es «una comunidad de unas mil personas que gozan de un placentero ambiente rural y trabajan sólo unas cuantas horas al día sin ser obligadas a hacerlo. Sus niños son cuidados y educados por especialistas, la comida es buena y la atención médica y sanitaria, excelentes. Hay mucho tiempo libre. Florecen el arte, la música y la literatura, y se fomenta la investigación científica.» Es, en definitiva, una utopía construida de acuerdo con los últimos adelantos científicos, especialmente en el campo de la psicología social.… (mais)
 
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Natt90 | 21 outras críticas | Mar 30, 2023 |
A reprint of the 1976 Macmillan edition. This fictional outline of a modern utopia has been a center of controversy ever since its publication in 1948. Set in the United States, it pictures a society in which human problems are solved by a scientific technology of human conduct.
 
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aitastaes | 21 outras críticas | Nov 9, 2022 |

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Obras
42
Also by
8
Membros
4,519
Popularidade
#5,549
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
44
ISBN
148
Línguas
12
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