Walden Two

Author: B. F. Skinner

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603844178

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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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: 7336

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: 8470

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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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: 4228

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.
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Walden two

notes ...

Author: Cynthia C. McGowan

Publisher: Cliff Notes

ISBN: 9780822013617

Category: Psychology

Page: 60

View: 8619

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Journal of a Walden Two commune

Author: Twin Oaks Community

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 4003

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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: 7953

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: 2441

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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Criminal Behavior

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467261459

Category: Education

Page: 79

View: 2138

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: 1934

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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Ein Kurt im Keller

Ein Fall für Paul Backes

Author: Walter Hornbach

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732220311

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 6492

Paul Backes hat schon einmal bessere Zeiten erlebt. Er ist Anfang 50 und momentan Redakteur für Gerichtsreportagen und Kriminalfälle bei einer Schwarzwälder Regionalzeitung. Er wohnt nach der Trennung von seiner Frau Toni und seinen drei Kindern in einem winzigen Schwarzwalddorf, quasi am Ende der Welt. Eines Tages stößt er bei der Fahrt zu einem Termin auf ein seltsames Gespann, bestehend aus einem alten Unimog und einem Bauwagen. Der Bauwagen ist fast ganz ausgebrannt, der Unimog nicht ganz so mitgenommen. Der Fahrer liegt im Freudenstädter Krankenhaus im Koma. Er wurde offensichtlich niedergeschlagen. Schon relativ bald stellt Paul Backes fest, dass er den Fahrer aus seiner Heidelberger Studenten- und Kommunezeit kennt. Im Unimog wird auch noch ein Adressbuch mit chiffrierten Adressen gefunden. Das alles lässt ihm keine Ruhe und er beginnt Nachforschungen anzustellen. Er erinnert sich zunächst nicht an so vieles aus dieser Zeit, er weiß nur, dass dessen Schwester damals als RAF-Mitglied steckbrieflich gesucht wurde.
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Effective Teaching Methods, Research-Based Practice

Education, Education

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1490274197

Category: Education

Page: 23

View: 9041

Facts101 is your complete guide to Effective Teaching Methods, Research-Based Practice. In this book, you will learn topics such as Goals, Standards, and Objectives, Unit and Lesson Planning, Classroom Management I: Establishing the Learning Climate, and Classroom Management II: Promoting Student Engagement 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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Praxis und Theorie der Individualpsychologie

Zur Einführung in die Psychotherapie für Ärzte, Psychologen und Lehrer

Author: Alfred Adler

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026861434

Category: Psychology

Page: 393

View: 1303

Dieses eBook: "Praxis und Theorie der Individualpsychologie" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Alfred Adler (1870-1937) war ein österreichischer Arzt und Psychotherapeut. Adlers Lehre hatte eine große, eigenständige Wirkung auf die Entwicklung der Psychologie und Psychotherapie im 20. Jahrhundert. Inhalt: Die Individualpsychologie, ihre Voraussetzungen und Ergebnisse Psychischer Hermaphroditismus und männlicher Protest Weitere Leitsätze zur Praxis der Individualpsychologie Individualpsychologische Behandlung der Neurosen Zur Theorie der Halluzination Kinderpsychologie und Neurosenforschung Die psychische Behandlung der Trigeminusneuralgie Das Problem der »Distanz« Über männliche Einstellung bei weiblichen Neurotikern Beitrag zum Verständnis des Widerstands in der Behandlung Syphilidophobie Nervöse Schlaflosigkeit Aus den individualpsychologischen Ergebnissen bezüglich Schlafstörungen Über Homosexualität Die Zwangsneurose Zur Funktion der Zwangsvorstellung als eines Mittels zur Erhöhung des Persönlichkeitsgefühls Nervöser Hungerstreik Traum und Traumdeutung Zur Rolle des Unbewußten in der Neurose Das organische Substrat der Psychoneurosen Lebenslüge und Verantwortlichkeit in der Neurose und Psychose Melancholie und Paranoia Dostojewski Die neuen Gesichtspunkte in der Frage der Kriegsneurose Über individualpsychologische Erziehung Die individuelle Psychologie der Prostitution Verwahrloste Kinder
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