The Goal of B.F. Skinner and Behavior Analysis
ISBN/ASIN: 9780387972367,9781461233947 | 1990 | English | pdf | 223/232 pages | 3.70 Mb
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York | Author: Robert W. Proctor, Daniel J. Weeks (auth.) | Edition: 1
In this new volume in Springer-Verlag's series "Recent Research in Psychology", Drs. Proctor and Weeks examine what has long been a "self-asserted superiority" of behavior analysts and Skinnerian researchers. Most behavior-analytic views derive from the philosophy of radical behaviorism, as conceived by B.F. Skinner, and prescribe a "world view" where environmental contingencies determine all aspects of behavior. This view necessarily assumes all other views to be inferior because of its world view, hence, those subscribing to behavior analysis will tolerate no other theory. The Goal of B.F. Skinner and Behavior Analysis examines closely the rationale behind the Skinnerian philosophy, challenging its validity through the author's own research.