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Behavioral Humanism

by Carl E. Thoresen — 1973

In this chapter an effort is made to reduce some of the misunderstanding about contemporary humanism and behaviorism. The intensive experimental study of individuals (N=1 design) is discussed as an "intimate" research design well suited to the study of humanistic concerns. A behavioral approach to self-control is briefly presented as one way of helping the individual gain power for self-direction. A translation of humanistic concepts into human action (response) terms is suggested.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 72, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 74 Number 5, 1973, p. 385-421
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19474, Date Accessed: 3/24/2018 6:17:13 AM

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  • Carl Thoresen
    Stanford University
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    CARL E. THORESEN works at the Stanford Center for Research and Development in Teaching.
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