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NCJ Number: 42525 Find in a Library
Title: BEYOND THE PUNITIVE SOCIETY - OPERANT CONDITIONING SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ASPECTS
Editor(s): H WHEELER
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 282
Sponsoring Agency: W H Freeman and Co
San Francisco, CA 94104
Sale Source: W H Freeman and Co
660 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ANTHOLOGY PRESENTS AN OVERVIEW OF OPERANT CONDITIONING, A CRITICAL EVALUATION OF B.F. SKINNER'S IDEAS, TOGETHER WITH RESPONSES TO HIS CRITICS.
Abstract: THE CHAPTERS OF THIS BOOK WERE COMMISSIONED BY THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS FOR A SYMPOSIUM IN SANTA BARBARA, AT WHICH B.F. SKINNER WAS PRESENT. A PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF THE SYMPOSIUM WAS TO PREPARE FOR A TECHNOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF OPERANT CONDITIONING. THE EDITOR PREDICTS THAT JUST AS WE PRESENTLY ASSESS TECHNOLOGIES DERIVING FROM THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES, SO SHALL THE FUTURE INCLUDE SUCH ASSESSMENTS FOR SOCIAL TECHNOLOGIES. WITH OPERANT CONDITIONING SERVING AS A MODEL, THIS BOOK EXPLORES SOME OF THE APPROACHES THAT MAY BE USEFUL IN DOING SO....RCB
Index Term(s): Behavior; Behavior modification; Behavioral and Social Sciences; Behavioral science research; Deterrence; Punishment
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