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by B. F. Skinner

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  • ISBN 0024115118
  • ISBN13 978-0024115119
  • Language English
  • Author B. F. Skinner
  • Publisher Macmillan Publishing Company; Revised edition (June 1, 1976)
  • Pages 301
  • Formats doc lrf mobi mbr
  • Category Law
  • Subcategory Legal Theory and Systems
  • Size ePub 1342 kb
  • Size Fb2 1475 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 902

A reprint of the 1976 Macmillan edition. This fictional outline of a modern Utopia has been a centre of controversy ever since its publication in 1948. Set in the United States, it pictures a society in which human problems are solved by a scientific technology of human conduct. FROM THE PREFACE: It is now widely recognised that great changes must be made in the American way of life. Not only can we not face the rest of the world while consuming and polluting as we do, we cannot for long face ourselves while acknowledging the violence and chaos in which we live. The choice is clear: either we do nothing and allow a miserable and probably catastrophic future to overtake us, or we use our knowledge about human behaviour to create a social environment in which we shall live productive and creative lives and do so without jeopardising the chances that those who follow us will be able to do the same. Something like a Walden Two would not be a bad start.

Walden two. By b. f. skinner. Two publishers turned Walden Two down, and Macmillan published it only on condition that I write an introductory text for them

Walden two. WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR HACKETT PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC. ge. Two publishers turned Walden Two down, and Macmillan published it only on condition that I write an introductory text for them. One or two distinguished critics took the book seriously, but the public left it alone for a dozen years. Then it began to sell, and the annual sales rose steadily on a compound interest curve. There were, I think, two reasons for the awakened interest.

Walden Two is a utopian novel written by behavioral psychologist B. Skinner, first published in 1948. In its time, it could have been considered science fiction, since science-based methods for altering people's behavior did not yet exist. Such methods are now known as applied behavior analysis.

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Walden Two is a Utopian novel written by behavioral psychologist B. Originally published: 1948- Author: B. Skinner- Fictional outline of a modern utopia has been a center of controversy ever since its publication in 1948. Set in the United States, it pictures a society in which human problems are solved by a scientific technology of human conduct.

Электронная книга "Walden Two", B. Skinner Burrhus Frederic Skinner (1904–1990), regarded by many as the most important and influential psychologist since Freud, earned his doctorate in psychology at Harvard. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Walden Two" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Burrhus Frederic Skinner (1904–1990), regarded by many as the most important and influential psychologist since Freud, earned his doctorate in psychology at Harvard University in 1931. Following appointments at the University of Minnesota and Indiana University, he returned to Harvard in 1948.

Richard F. Rakos (2006)

Walden Two's title is a reference to Henry David Thoreau's book Walden. In the novel, the Walden Community is mentioned as having the benefits of living in a place like Thoreau's Walden, but "with company". It is, as the book says, 'Walden for two' - meaning a community and not a place of solitude  . Richard F. Rakos (2006). The Behavior Analyst, volume 29(1), pp. 153–157.

The B. Skinner Foundation began as a publisher of behavioral books, mostly those written by Skinner. Recently we have begun to convert Skinner Books into eBook format that can be read on cell phones, tablets, Nooks, Kindles, and, of course, on computer screens. The Foundation is also exploring support for reprinting Skinner’s three volume autobiography with additional photos, notes, and (in an electronic version) video or audio clips. As the population ages, many archival materials run the risk of being inadvertently discarded.

Walden Two Burrhus Frederic Skinner Auszug - 1969. Burrhus Frederic Skinner (1904–1990), regarded by many as the most important and influential psychologist since Freud, earned his doctorate in psychology at Harvard University in 1931

Walden Two Burrhus Frederic Skinner Auszug - 1969. Walden Two Burrhus Frederic Skinner Auszug - 1969. Walden Two B. Skinner Keine Leseprobe verfügbar - 2005. Alle anzeigen . Häufige Begriffe und Wortgruppen. He remained there for the rest of his career, retiring in 1974 as Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology. Bibliografische Informationen.

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Qumen
I really was very happy with price/condition of the book. I always prefer to source books through Amazon since the price point seems to really be better than at my local bookstore giants.
Jonide
the book came in an acceptable condition, the description should have been a little more detailed as to how old this book really was but overall shipping was quick and the book was only 4$, so I cant complain
Debeme
This book is old, but very relevant to our present reality as well. A captivating read!
Yozshujinn
good
Zan
This is an excellent book that is timeless.
Fenrinos
Rarely has a book evoked such rage in me as this one did. It's not that I completely disagreed with everything that Skinner said about a Utopian society. While there are a lot of things--mainly to do with raising children and marriage--that I don't agree with, some of it could probably be beneficial. But the way that Skinner set up the book was not the best way to prove his point.
While Skinner is a notable psychologist, I can't say much about him as a writer. The characters were all annoying (the only one I didn't loathe was Castle, who was incredibly anti-Walden Two). Frazier, the founder of the community, seemed so manipulative and power-hungry that I was put off to the idea of anyone living there. I couldn't help but feel that if the people in the community had known how much Frazier was manipulating them, they would've wanted to leave. The ending, where Frazier blatantly stated that he was like God and that his community was acutally better than what God had created just put the icing on the cake--I would not want to live in a community created by this man.
The book is poorly written and any statements that Skinner might have made about Utopian societies were eclipsed by my anger towards the characters and their offensive behavior.
Pringles
Walden Two is a Utopian novel written by behavioral psychologist B. F. Skinner, first published in 1948. In its time, it could have been considered science fiction, since science-based methods for altering people's behavior did not yet exist.-- Originally published: 1948- Author: B. F. Skinner- Fictional outline of a modern utopia has been a center of controversy ever since its publication in 1948. Set in the United States, it pictures a society in which human problems are solved by a scientific technology of human conduct. ...sequel ..Burrhus Frederic Skinner, commonly known as B. F. Skinner, was an American psychologist, behaviorist, author, inventor, social philosopher. Head shrink-er - , Radical behaviorism, Applied behavior analysis, Verbal Behavior, operant conditioning...
Imagine a world where you got to choose what you did every day (as long as your four daily labor-credits are completed), where, as everyone is equal to everyone else, the words 'thank-you' are never used and where education, which is never forced, is something your kids just WANT to do. Is this better living through operant conditioning?
This fictional community is the brain-child of the famous (and imfamous) behavioral psychologist B.F. Skinner. Skinner believed that all behavior can be controlled by modification and 'positive reinforcement.' Well, here it is. A Skinnerian utopia.
The book itself has no real plot to speak of. The central characters,a group of 2 university professors, 2 twenty-somethings fresh from army service, and their two girlfriends that have been invited to take a tour of the Walden Two community. The book (narrated by one of the professors) is the fictional account of the tour which gets extraordinarily specific. The communes education, commerce, child-rearing, and governing practices are well-examined and this book, whether you agree with good ol' B.F. or not, will have you constantly thinking from new angles. If you're anything like me (frightening thought!) you might find yourself actually talking back to the book. What a rare experience!
The four stars are for both the writing- Skinner does much better than most psychologists crossing over to fiction- and for the wealth of ideas which are sharp, challenging and scary. Although in the end, I disagree with just about every idea Skinner remonstrates, this is a book that I'm sure I will reread and ponder over quite often.