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Science and Human Behavior


reviewed by Edwin B. Giventer - 1954

coverTitle: Science and Human Behavior
Author(s): B. F. Skinner
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Fifteen years ago Skinner concluded his original and provocative study The Behavior of Organisms with the admission that he had made virtually no application of his findings to the understanding of human behavior. "Let him extrapolate who will" was the tough-minded challenge he threw out to his readers. A few years ago, almost as if to make amends, he wrote what one might call an extrapolation in the form of a novel, Walden Two. Now he has written a book that is more than just an extension of his previous arguments. Science and Human Behavior is an attempt to make explicit, in a closely reasoned but non-technical manner, not only the findings of psychology on man and his nature but the canons of science which make these findings possible. The book is divided into six sections. Section One develops a rationale for science in general and for a behavior science in... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 55 Number 5, 1954, p. 279-279
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4872, Date Accessed: 5/25/2020 11:57:10 AM

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