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B.F. Skinner and behaviorism in American culture

Author: Laurence D Smith; William Ray Woodward
Publisher: Bethlehem : Lehigh University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, ©1996.
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Genre/Form: History
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B.F. Skinner and behaviorism in American culture.
Bethlehem : Lehigh University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, c1996
(OCoLC)624525821
Named Person: B F Skinner; B F Skinner; B F Skinner; Burrhus F Skinner; B F Skinner
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence D Smith; William Ray Woodward
ISBN: 0934223408 9780934223409
OCLC Number: 33408247
Description: 348 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Skinner and behaviorism as cultural icons : from local knowledge to reader reception / William R. Woodward --
B.F. Skinner and the American tradition : the scientist as social inventor / Daniel W. Bjork --
Knowledge as power : the Baconian roots of Skinner's social meliorism / Laurence D. Smith --
From Hamilton College to Walden two : an inquiry into B.F. Skinner's early social philosophy / Nils Wiklander --
Skinner's progress during the 1930s : reflexes, operants, and apparatuses / S.R. Coleman --
Engineering behavior : Project Pigeon, World War II, and the conditioning of B.F. Skinner / James H. Capshew --
Radical behaviorism : excerpts from a textbook treatment / Eckart Scheerer --
The personal culture of Yvonne Blue Skinner / Rhonda K. Bjork --
Freedom and the control of children : the Skinners' approach to parenting / Elizabeth A. Jordan --
Skinner at Harvard : intellectual or mandarin? / John J. Cerullo --
B.F. Skinner and the origins of programmed instruction / E.A. Vargas and Julie S. Vargas --
Experimental analysis of behavior at Harvard : from cumulative records to mathematical models / John K. Robinson and William R. Woodward --
The verbal legacy of B.F. Skinner : an essay on the secondary literature / Terry J. Knapp --
Conclusion. Situating B.F. Skinner and behaviorism in American culture / Laurence D. Smith.
Responsibility: edited by Laurence D. Smith and William R. Woodward.

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