Understanding Behaviorism Behavior, Culture, and Evolution

ISBN-10: 140511262X

ISBN-13: 9781405112628

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: William M. Baum

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Understanding Behaviorism explains the basis of behavior analysis and its application to human problems in a scholarly but accessible manner. Only book available that both explains behavior analysis and deals with philosophical and practical problems. Makes behaviorism accessible and explains the basis of behavior analysis and its application to human problems. Treats the ancient concepts of purpose, knowledge, language, and thought as well as modern social problems like freedom, responsibility, government, and culture. Offers practical approaches to improving the lives of all humankind. Includes suggestions for further reading.
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/27/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

What Is Behaviorism?
Behaviorism: Definition and History
Historical Background
Free Will Versus Determinism
Summary
Further Reading
Behaviorism as Philosophy of Science: Realism Versus
Pragmatism
Radical Behaviroism and Pragmatism
Summary
Further Reading
Public, Private, Natural, and Fictional: Mentalism
Category Mistakes
Private Events
Summary
Further Reading
A Scientific Model of Behavior
Evolutionary Theory and Reinforcement: Evolutionary History
History of Reinforcement
Summary
Further Reading
Purpose and Reinforcement:Hisotry and Function
Three Meanings of Purpose
Summary
Further Reading
Stimulus Control and Knowledge: Stimulus Control Knowledge
The Behavior of Scientists
Summary
Further Reading
Verbal Behavior and Language: What Is Verbal Behavior?
Functional Units and Stimulus Control
Meaning
Grammar and Syntax
Summary
Further Reading
Rule-Governed Behavior and Thinking:What Is Rule-Governed Behavior?
Learning To Follow Rules
Thinking and Problem-Solving
Summary
Further Reading
Social Issues
Freedom: Uses of the Word Free
The Challenge of Traditional Thinking
Summary
Further Reading
Responsibility, Credit, and Blame:Responsibility and the Causes of Behavior
Responsibility and the Consequences of Behavior
Summary
Further Reading
Relationships, Management, and Government:Relationships Exploitation
Control and Counter-Control
Summary
Further Reading
Values: Religion and Science:Questions About Value
A Scientific Approach to Values
Summary
Further Reading
The Evolution of Culture:Biological Evolution and Culture
Variation, Transmission, and Selection
Summary
Further Reading
Design of Culture: Experimenting for Survival:Design from Evolution
The Experimental Society Objections
Summary
Further Reading
Index
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