Walden Two

Author: B. F. Skinner

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603844178

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 996

This 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.
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Walden Two

Author: B. F. Skinner

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603840362

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 7947

A reprint of the 1976 Macmillan edition. This 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.
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Living Walden Two

B. F. Skinner's Behaviorist Utopia and Experimental Communities

Author: Hilke Kuhlman

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252091655

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 7814

In Walden Two, behavioral psychologist B. F. Skinner describes one of the most controversial fictional utopias of the twentieth century. During the 1960s and 70s, this novel went on to inspire approximately three dozen actual communities, which are entertainingly examined in Hilke Kuhlmann's Living Walden Two. In the novel, behavioral engineers use positive reinforcement in organizing and "gently guiding" all aspects of society, leaving the rest of the citizens "free" to lead happy and carefree lives. Among the real-world communities, a recurrent problem in moving past the planning stages was the nearly ubiquitous desire among members to be gentle guides, coupled with strong resistance to being guided. In an insightful and often hilarious narrative, Hilke Kuhlmann explores the dynamics of the communities, with an in-depth examination of the two surviving Skinnerian communities: Comunidad Los Horcones in Mexico, and Twin Oaks in Virginia. Drawing on extensive interviews with the founders and key players in the Walden Two communities, Kuhlmann redefines the criteria for their success by focusing on the tension between utopian blueprints for a new society and communal experiments' actual effects on individual lives.
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Walden Two

Author: B.G. Skinner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2011

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Jenseits von Freiheit und Würde

Author: B. F. Skinner

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3688117751

Category: Psychology

Page: 222

View: 9832

In seinem höchst beunruhigenden und provokativen Buch hat B. F. Skinner aus Methoden und Resultaten seiner jahrzehntelangen Forschungsarbeit die Summe gezogen und darauf eine Analyse von Zustand und Zukunft der Gesellschaft und des einzelnen Menschen aufgebaut. Die Krise, in der sich die Weltzivilisation befindet, kann nur überwunden werden, wenn das Verhalten des Menschen von Grund auf neu motiviert wird. Die einzige Überlebenschance sieht Skinner in einer radikalen Revision der geheiligten Ideale von Freiheit und Würde. Diese machtvoll wirksamen Wertvorstellungen haben in der Geschichte stets eine wesentliche Rolle gespielt beim Kampf des Menschen gegen Tyrannei, Despotie und andere Formen autoritärer Herrschaft. Obwohl Skinner ihre wichtige historische Funktion durchaus sieht, gibt er den nahezu religiös verehrten Dogmen von Freiheit und Würde die Hauptschuld an dem gefährlichen Götzenkult, in welchem mittlerweile der Idee vom autonomen Menschen gehuldigt wird. Freiheit und Würde sind Tabus, ihre kritiklose Verinnerlichung hat schwerwiegende Folgen, vor allem weil sie uns an der hergebrachten Bestrafungsethik festhalten lassen und so die Entwicklung einer effektiveren kulturellen Praxis vereiteln.
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A Walden Two experiment

the first five years of Twin Oaks Community

Author: Kathleen Kinkade

Publisher: William Morrow &Company

ISBN: 9780688000202

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

View: 3774

From the Back Cover: Twin Oaks, perhaps America's most famous and successful commune, was founded in rural Virginia in 1967 by Kathleen Kinkade and several other people, all of whom were influenced by B.F. Skinner's Walden Two. Eschewing primitivism for its own sake, embracing technology instead of rejecting it, these creators of Twin Oaks set out to build a community not only structured but also experimental in which the goal was the "good life". Kathleen Kinkade describes in great detail the story of the hard work put in by people who wanted to live together in as much harmony as possible.
Posted in Political Science

Journal of a Walden Two commune

Author: Twin Oaks Community

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Walden Two

Author: Jerome H. Skolnick,Burrhus Frederic Skinner

Publisher: Macmillan College

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 301

View: 5541

A fictional outline of a modern utopia.
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The Significance of Free Will

Author: Robert Kane

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195126564

Category: Philosophy

Page: 268

View: 7703

Robert Kane provides a critical overview of debates about free will of the past half century, relating this recent inquiry to the broader history of the free will issue and to vital currents of twentieth century thought. Kane also defends a traditional libertarian or incompatibilist view of free will (one that insists upon the incompatibility of free will and determinism), employing arguments that are both new to philosophy and that respond to contemporary developments in physics and biology, neuro science, and the cognitive and behavioral sciences.
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Control

A History of Behavioral Psychology

Author: John A. Mills

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814761240

Category: Psychology

Page: 246

View: 4481

Behaviorism has been the dominant force in the creation of modern American psychology. However, the unquestioned and unquestioning nature of this dominance has obfuscated the complexity of behaviorism. Control serves as an antidote to this historical myopia, providing the most comprehensive history of behaviorism yet written. Mills successfully balances the investigation of individual theorists and their contributions with analysis of the structures of assumption which underlie all behaviorist psychology, and with behaviorism's role as both creator and creature of larger American intellectual patterns, practices, and values. Furthermore, Mills provides a cogent critique of behaviorists' narrow attitudes toward human motivation, exploring how their positivism cripples their ability to account for the unobservable, inner factors that control behavior. Control's blend of history and criticism advances our understanding not only of behaviorism, but also the development of social science and positivism in twentieth-century America.
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Das Haus der Treppen

fünf junge Menschen kämpfen ums Überleben

Author: William Sleator

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423078597

Category:

Page: 158

View: 7493

Fünf junge Menschen als Versuchsobjekte für menschliches Verhalten in Extremsituationen in einem Haus, wo nur Treppen existieren. Die lebensbedrohende Lage löst einen Kampf aller gegen alle aus. "Dieser spannende Science-Fiction Roman ist ein Plädoyer für die Unantastbarkeit individuellen Verhaltens." (Quelle: Verzeichnis ZKL).
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Criminal Behavior

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467261459

Category: Education

Page: 79

View: 6907

Facts101 is your complete guide to Criminal Behavior. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Parents as Partners in Education, Families and Schools Working Together

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467286818

Category: Education

Page: 65

View: 3534

Facts101 is your complete guide to Parents as Partners in Education, Families and Schools Working Together. In this book, you will learn topics such as Working with Culturally Diverse Groups, Historical Overview of Family, Effective Home-School-Community Relationships, and Communication and Parent Programs plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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