Understanding Behaviorism: Behavior, Culture, and Evolution

Editor/Author Baum, William M.
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $48.00
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ISBN: 978-1-119-14364-2
Category: Psychology
Image Count: 15
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Understanding Behaviorism is a classic textbook that explains the basis of behavior analysis and its application to human problems in a scholarly but accessible manner.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface to the Third Edition
  • Acknowledgements
  • Part I: What is Behaviorism?
  • 1 Behaviorism
  • Historical Background
  • Free Will Versus Determinism
  • Folk Psychology
  • Summary
  • Further Reading
  • Keyterms
  • 2 Behaviorism as Philosophy of Science
  • Realism versus Pragmatism
  • Radical Behaviorism and Pragmatism
  • Summary
  • Further Reading
  • Keyterms
  • 3 Public, Private, Natural, and Fictional
  • Mentalism
  • Category Mistakes
  • Private Events
  • Summary
  • Further Reading
  • Keyterms
  • Part II: A Scientific Model of Behavior
  • 4 Evolutionary Theory and Reinforcement
  • Evolutionary History
  • History of Reinforcement
  • Summary
  • Further Reading
  • Keyterms
  • 5 Purpose and Reinforcement
  • History and Function
  • Three Meanings of Purpose
  • Summary
  • Further Reading
  • Keyterms
  • 6 Stimulus Control and Knowledge
  • Stimulus Control
  • Knowledge
  • The Behavior of Scientists
  • Summary
  • Further Reading
  • Keyterms
  • 7 Verbal Behavior and Language
  • What is Verbal Behavior?
  • Functional Units and Stimulus Control
  • Meaning
  • Grammar and Syntax
  • Summary
  • Further Reading
  • Keyterms
  • 8 Rule‐Governed Behavior and Thinking
  • What is Rule‐Governed Behavior?
  • Rule‐Governed versus Implicitly Shaped Behavior
  • Learning to Follow Rules
  • Thinking and Problem‐Solving
  • Summary
  • Further Reading
  • Keyterms
  • Part III: Social Issues
  • 9 Freedom
  • Uses of the Word Free
  • The Challenge of Traditional Thinking
  • Summary
  • Further Reading
  • Keyterms
  • 10 Responsibility, Credit, and Blame
  • Responsibility and the Causes of Behavior
  • Responsibility and the Consequences of Behavior
  • What is Responsibility?
  • Summary
  • Further Reading
  • Keyterms
  • 11 Relationships, Management, and Government
  • Relationships
  • Exploitation
  • Control and Counter‐Control
  • Summary
  • Further Reading
  • Keyterms
  • 12 Values
  • Questions about Value
  • A Scientific Approach to Values
  • Summary
  • Further Reading
  • Keyterms
  • 13 The Evolution of Culture
  • Biological Evolution and Culture
  • Variation, Transmission, and Selection
  • Summary
  • Further Reading
  • Keyterms
  • 14 Design of Culture
  • Design from Evolution
  • The Experimental Society
  • Objections
  • Summary
  • Further Reading
  • Keyterms
  • Glossary