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Macmillan Higher Education

Burrhus F. Skinner

The Shaping of Behaviour

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Palgrave

Pages: 150
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Mind Shapers

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Paperback - 9780230218666

15 October 2009

$29.99

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Ebook - 9781137019325

04 September 2009

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As the world faces up to the challenges of climate change and the threat to security, Skinner's contributions on these issues continue to resonate today. In this stimulating introduction for students and general readers,...

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As the world faces up to the challenges of climate change and the threat to security, Skinner's contributions on these issues continue to resonate today. In this stimulating introduction for students and general readers, Toates places Skinner's ideas within the context of mainstream psychological thought, presenting a balanced synthesis of the psychologist's work and his approach. The author reveals the links between Skinner's perspective and other branches of psychology, highlighting his solutions to problems at individual, society and global levels.

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Presents a synthesis of Skinner's work set in the broader context of 21st Century psychology

Directly relevant to the issue of world security and climate change, showing the crucial contribution of Skinnerian thinking to solving global problems

An original and balanced work showing the strengths and weaknesses of Skinner's approach

Provides links across Skinner's cognitive, humanistic, biological and psychodynamic perspectives

Readable and engaging, assuming no prior knowledge of psychology

Part of the Mind Shapers series which brings each theory to life by setting it in a personal context

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
Conclusions.
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FREDERICK TOATES is Professor of Biological Psychology at the Open University. In addition to publishing widely in peer-reviewed journals, Fred has contributed materials to several Open University course texts and is also author of  Biological Psychology (Pearson Education).

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FREDERICK TOATES is Professor of Biological Psychology at the Open University. In addition to publishing widely in peer-reviewed journals, Fred has contributed materials to several Open University course texts and is also author of  Biological Psychology (Pearson Education).

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