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Understanding Behaviorism: Science, Behavior, And Culture

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There can be a science of behavior. So proposes the author at the beginning of this book. It discusses what definition of science might suit a science of behaviour and what behaviour might mean for science. It also explores implications of a science of behaviour for purpose, knowledge, freedom, social relationships, culture, cultural change and public policy.
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Published September 1st 1994 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Aaron
The standout single worst book I read as assigned reading in college, and among the worst I've ever come across. Ever.

Baum promotes the same kind of inexcusably naive and unsubstantiated claims about human behavior that B.F. Skinner did before him. Noam Chomsky wrote the definitive rejection of this kind of behaviorism (or more broadly, this kind of baseless speculation done behind the safety of one's established reputation) with his response to Skinner's Verbal Behavior. Skinner brought new id
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Michelle
Loved the analyses on social issues. Mine is actually falling apart from use!
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