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Burrhus F. Skinner : the shaping of behaviour

Author: F M Toates
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Series: Mind shapers series; Mind shapers series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an illuminating and balanced introduction to one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century whose ideas continue to polarize opinion today. Skinners views on behaviorism, family and inter-group conflict, and penal policy still hold importance for modern researchers and Toates critically assesses how these ideas can be applied.
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Toates, F.M. (Frederick M.).
Burrhus F. Skinner.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
(OCoLC)760306008
Named Person: B F Skinner; B F Skinner; B F Skinner; B F Skinner
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F M Toates
ISBN: 9780230218666 0230218660
OCLC Number: 416249139
Description: viii, 204 pages : illustrations.
Contents: Who was B.F. Skinner? --
Biography, background and impact --
Looking at the evidence --
Linking Skinner to other perspectives on behaviour --
The relationship with biology --
Determinism, freedom and autonomy --
Skinnerian advice for living life --
Social policy --
Development and education --
Helping to ease human suffering --
Ethics, religion and the Skinnerian good life --
The environment and a sustainable future.
Series Title: Mind shapers series; Mind shapers series.
Other Titles: Skinner
Responsibility: by Frederick Toates.
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