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The basic book about the controversial philosophy known as behaviorism written by its leading exponent Bibliography index, In this controversial work a landmark of th century thought Skinner makes his definitive statement about humans amp society Insisting world problems can be solved only by dealing more effectively with behavior he claims traditional concepts of freedom amp dignity must be sharply revised They ve played an important historical role in struggles against many kinds of tyranny but they re now responsible for the futile defense of a presumed free amp autonomous individual They re perpetuating the use of punishment amp blocking the development of more effective cultural practices Basing his arguments on the results of the experimental analyses of behavior he pioneered he rejects traditional explanations of behavior in terms of states of mind feelings amp other mental attributes in favor of explanations to be sought in the interaction between genetic endowment amp personal history He argues that instead of promoting freedom amp dignity as personal attributes we should direct attention to the physical amp social environments in which people live It s the environment rather than humankind itself that must be changed if the traditional goals of the struggle for freedom amp dignity are to be reached Beyond Freedom amp Dignity urges us to reexamine ideals taken for granted amp to consider the possibility of a radically behaviorist approach to human problems one that has appeared to some incompatible with those ideals but which envisions the building of a world in which humanity can attain its greatest possible achievements br Burrhus Frederic Skinner one of the most influential psychologists since Freud earned a Harvard psychology Phd in Following appointments at the Univ of Minnesota amp Indiana Univ he returned to Harvard in remaining there until retiring in as Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, No description available, b The psychology classic a detailed study of scientific theories of human nature and the possible ways in which human behavior can be predicted and controlled b b from one of the most influential behaviorists of the twentieth century and the author of i Walden Two i b This is an important book exceptionally well written and logically consistent with the basic premise of the unitary nature of science Many students of society and culture would take violent issue with most of the things that Skinner has to say but even those who disagree most will find this a stimulating book Samuel M Strong i The American Journal of Sociology i This is a remarkable book remarkable in that it presents a strong consistent and all but exhaustive case for a natural science of human behavior It ought to be valuable for those whose preferences lie with as well as those whose preferences stand against a behavioristic approach to human activity Harry Prosch i Ethics i