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The Psychology of B F Skinner - William T. O'Donohue

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Psychology of B F Skinner offers a guide to the work of Skinner - his theories and their application in the field of behaviourism. Behaviourists commonly consider Skinner's work to have been misrepresented, misunderstood, and to some extent defamed. In this book, William O'Donohue and Kyle Ferguson illuminate Skinner's contributions to psychology, his philosophy of science, his experimental research programme (logical positivism) and the behavioral principles that emerged from it, and applied aspects of his work. The authors also: clarify the work of Skinner, and put it into historical and philosophical context; rebut criticism of Skinner's work, including radical behaviourism; discuss key developments by others that have derived from Skinner's work; briefly discuss biographical details; Extensive use of examples and illustrations demonstrate the application and usefulness of Skinner's work.

"The authors provide a concise overview of the basic principles and methods used by modern behavior analysts, as well as a thorough discussion of the difference between reward and reinforcement and elicited and emitted behavior." -THE PSYCHOLOGICAL RECORD -- Michael Clayton * The Psychological Record * "O'Donohue and Ferguson provide an exceptionally clear picture of the breadth, scientific importance, and value to society of the work of the late B.F. Skinner. They include reasons that his work has been criticized and misunderstood. A substantial index, an attractive cover and typeface, and a readable style are bonuses to this exceptionally well-researched, accurate, and fair description of Skinner's work. All collections." * Choice *

Introduction
B F Skinner
The Man
Skinner's Intellectual Influences
Skinner's Philosophy of a Science of Human Behaviour
Radical Behaviorism
Operant Conditioning and the Experimental Analysis of Behaviour
Skinner on Cognition
Skinner on Language
Applied Behavior Analysis
B F Skinner
Expert Self-Manager
Skinner's Views on Bettering Society
Criticisms of Skinner
Skinner's Legacy
B F Skinner's Published Works
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ISBN: 9780761917595
ISBN-10: 0761917594
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st May 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41