Science and Human Behavior

Science and Human Behavior
Author: Burrhus Frederic Skinner
Publsiher: Macmillan Publishing Company
Total Pages: 476
Release: 1953
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and Human Behavior Book Excerpt:

A detailed study of scientific theories of human nature and the possible ways in which human behavior can be predicted and controlled

Science And Human Behavior

Science And Human Behavior
Author: B.F Skinner
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 486
Release: 1965-03
ISBN: 0029290406
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science And Human Behavior Book Excerpt:

A detailed study of scientific theories of human nature and the possible ways in which human behavior can be predicted and controlled

Radical Embodied Cognitive Science of Human Behavior Skill Acquisition Expertise and Talent Development

Radical Embodied Cognitive Science of Human Behavior  Skill Acquisition  Expertise and Talent Development
Author: Ludovic Seifert,Keith Davids,Denis Hauw,Marek McGann
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2020-09-02
ISBN: 2889639762
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical Embodied Cognitive Science of Human Behavior Skill Acquisition Expertise and Talent Development Book Excerpt:

This eBook is a collection of articles from a Frontiers Research Topic. Frontiers Research Topics are very popular trademarks of the Frontiers Journals Series: they are collections of at least ten articles, all centered on a particular subject. With their unique mix of varied contributions from Original Research to Review Articles, Frontiers Research Topics unify the most influential researchers, the latest key findings and historical advances in a hot research area! Find out more on how to host your own Frontiers Research Topic or contribute to one as an author by contacting the Frontiers Editorial Office: frontiersin.org/about/contact.

Evolutionary Ecology and Human Behavior

Evolutionary Ecology and Human Behavior
Author: Eric Alden Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2017-09-29
ISBN: 1351521314
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutionary Ecology and Human Behavior Book Excerpt:

""à required reading for anyone interested in the economy, ecology, and demography of human societies."" --American Journal of Human Biology ""This excellent book can serve both as a text¼book and as a scholarly reference."" --American Scientist

Women Science and Technology

Women  Science  and Technology
Author: Mary Wyer,Mary Barbercheck,Marta Wayne,Hatice Ozturk
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780415926065
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Science and Technology Book Excerpt:

This reader provides an introduction to the gendering of science and the impact women are making in laboratories around the world. The republished essays included in this collection are both personal tales from women scientists and essays on the nature of science itself, covering such controversial issues like the under-representation of women in science, reproductive technology, sociobiology, evolutionary theory, and the notion of objective science.

The Causes of Human Behavior

The Causes of Human Behavior
Author: Lawrence B. Mohr,Mohr Lawrence B
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 194
Release: 1996-03-26
ISBN: 0472106651
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Causes of Human Behavior Book Excerpt:

DIVOpens a dialogue among social science researchers about the meaning of causation in the social sciences and the structure of social science research /div

Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Author: Bruce A. Thyer,Catherine N. Dulmus,Karen M. Sowers
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2012-07-23
ISBN: 1118240162
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Behavior in the Social Environment Book Excerpt:

An accessible and engaging guide to the study of human behavior in the social environment, covering every major theoretical approach Providing an overview of the major human behavioral theories used to guide social work practice with individuals, families, small groups, and organizations, Human Behavior in the Social Environment examines a different theoretical approach in each chapter—from its historical and conceptual origins to its relevance to social work and clinical applications. Each chapter draws on a theoretical approach to foster understanding of normative individual human development and the etiology of dysfunctional behavior, as well as to provide guidance in the application of social work intervention. Edited by a team of scholars, Human Behavior in the Social Environment addresses the Council on Social Work Education's required competencies for accreditation (EPAS) and explores: Respondent Learning theory Operant Learning theory Cognitive-Behavioral theory Attachment theory Psychosocial theory Person-Centered theory Genetic theory Ecosystems theory Small Group theory Family Systems theory Organizational theory

What Causes Human Behavior

What Causes Human Behavior
Author: Stephen F. Ledoux
Publsiher: Dogwise Publishing
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-09-27
ISBN: 1617812129
Category: Pets
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Causes Human Behavior Book Excerpt:

What experts are saying about What Causes Human Behavior: Stephen Ledoux's book, is a strong non-compromising, theoretical and philosophical argument that the answers come from behaviorology, the natural science of behavior, that the answers do not come from astrology, theology, etc., or from psychology, the mentalistic unnatural science of the mind. And he supports his argument with examples of effective, science-based applications of applied behaviorology (applied behavior analysis) and with analyses of human behavior in everyday life, going from simple behaviors, to complex verbal behavior, with suggestions that behaviorology is crucial to the solutions of the world problems of overpopulation, sustainability, and global warming. But also, he's not afraid to make these complex topics more readable by using an occasional contraction, an informed expression, and even a little humor, i.e. he's way cool. Richard Malott, Ph.D. (Professor, Western Michigan University) Professor Ledoux has written a primer on a newly emerging discipline: behaviorology. It is the natural science of environment-behavior relations and an intellectually challenging subject, one that variously intersects with astrology, psychology, philosophy, education, and physiology plus other biological and behavioral sciences. Ledoux's discussion of explanatory fictions and a variety of other explanatory fallacies alone, however, is worth the price of admission. And there is so much more! John Stone Ph.D. (Professor, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, and President, Education Consumers Foundation at www.education-consumers.org)

A Primer of Human Behavioral Pharmacology

A Primer of Human Behavioral Pharmacology
Author: Alan Poling
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN: 1468450654
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Primer of Human Behavioral Pharmacology Book Excerpt:

vii Drugs and sex are two topics about which most people have strong opinions and weak understanding. Knowledge of each can be gained in many ways, all with associated rewards and risks. Like all textbooks, this one was written in the belief that reading can foster learning. The book is intended to introduce principles of behavioral pharmacology to readers with little or no knowledge of the discipline but with an interest in how drugs affect human behavior. Gleaning anything of value from the text requires two things from the reader. The first is a willingness to accept an analysis of drug effects that shares little with folklore or common sense no tions of drug action. The second is a willingness to accept the fact that the behavioral effects of drugs are complex and depend upon a sizable number of pharmacological and behavioral variables. Unless one is aware of these factors and how they determine a drug's actions, the behavioral effects of drugs can be neither pre dicted nor meaningfully explained. If it does nothing else, this volume will make it obvious that the behavioral effects of drugs are lawful and can be predicted and understood on the basis of well-established relations between empirical phenomena. De scribing these relations and exploring how they allow behavioral ix x PREFACE pharmacologists to make sense of drug effects that are otherwise incomprehensible was a major goal in preparing the text.

Technocracy and the Epistemology of Human Behavior

Technocracy and the Epistemology of Human Behavior
Author: Paul Gunn
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2022-11-10
ISBN: 1000784088
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technocracy and the Epistemology of Human Behavior Book Excerpt:

In Power Without Knowledge: A Critique of Technocracy (2019), Jeffrey Friedman presented a sweeping reinterpretation of modern politics and government as technocratic, even in many of its democratic dimensions. Building on a new definition of technocracy as governance aimed at solving social and economic problems, Friedman showed that the epistemic demands that such governance places on political elites and ordinary people alike may be overwhelming if technocrats fail to attend to the ideational heterogeneity of the human beings whose control is the object of technocratic power. Yet a recognition of ideational heterogeneity considerably complicates the task of predicting behavior, which is essential to technocratic control—as Friedman demonstrated with pathbreaking critiques of the homogenizing strategies of neoclassical economics, positivist social science, behavioral economics, and populist democratic politics. In Technocracy and the Epistemology of Human Behavior, thirteen political theorists, including Friedman himself, debate the implications of Power Without Knowledge for social science, modern governance, the politics of expertise, post-structuralism, anarchism, and democratic theory; and Friedman responds to his critics with an expansive defense of his vision of contemporary politics and his political epistemology of ideationally diverse human beings. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Critical Review.

The Conundrum of Human Behavior in the Social Environment

The Conundrum of Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Author: Marvin D Feit,John S Wodarski
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2016-05-06
ISBN: 1135429944
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Conundrum of Human Behavior in the Social Environment Book Excerpt:

Get the new educational standard under the Council of Social Work Education for human behavior and social environment studies! Critical thinking skills are an indispensable component of any educational program, but especially the HBSE curriculum. The Conundrum of Human Behavior in the Social Environment shows ways to spark those needed skills while providing a comprehensive framework on the social environment impact and human behavior theory crucial for graduate and undergraduate courses. Macro, mezzo, and micro forces are examined in depth, along with considerations for redesigning the content in HBSE curricula in accordance with current educational standards. Noted authorities detail evidence-based practices and present extensive referencing along with offering Web site listings and syllabi for coursework. The Conundrum of Human Behavior in the Social Environment presents theories of behavioral change that can be facilitated by practitioners to eliminate or modify undesirable behaviors, as well as provides a framework useful for understanding how a macro-system consisting of four societal forces (social justice, social problems, social policy, and the political economy) works to influence a micro-system of community, organizational, and group dynamic. Four types of HB and SE course outlines are presented and discussed with an eye toward strengthening foundation courses, along with an analysis of fourteen frequently used Human Behavior and Social Environment textbooks based on the Council on Social Work Education’s 2001 guidelines that also offers a framework for integrating content. The application of the transtheoretical model of behavioral change to the welfare to work transition with public housing residents is presented using both quantitative and qualitative data that has been closely analyzed. The Conundrum of Human Behavior in the Social Environment provides: extensive references clear and helpful figures and tables of data numerous appendices of useful detailed outlines and descriptions of textbooks lists of Web sites a syllabi and course sequence description for micro/macro/mezzo issues The Conundrum of Human Behavior in the Social Environment is valuable reading for students, educators, social workers, health professionals, psychologists, sociologists, and other human services professionals interested in staying on top of the shifts of focus in human behavior and social environmental curriculums.

Risk Analysis and Human Behavior

Risk Analysis and Human Behavior
Author: Baruch Fischhoff
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN: 1136495797
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk Analysis and Human Behavior Book Excerpt:

The articles collected here are foundational contributions to integrating behavioural research and risk analysis. They include seminal articles on three essential challenges. One is ensuring effective two-way communication between technical experts and the lay public, so that risk analyses address lay concerns and provide useful information to people who need it. The second is ensuring that analyses make realistic assumptions about human behaviours that affect risk levels (e.g., how people use pharmaceuticals, operate equipment, or respond to evacuation orders). The third is ensuring that analyses recognize the strengths and weaknesses of experts’ understanding, using experts’ knowledge, while understanding its limits. The articles include overviews of the science, essays on the role of risk in society, and applications to domains as diverse as environment, medicine, terrorism, human rights, chemicals, pandemics, vaccination, HIV/AIDS, xenotransplantation, sexual assault, energy, and climate change. The work involves collaborations among scientists from many disciplines, working with practitioners to produce and convey the knowledge needed help people make better risk decisions.

Adaptation and Human Behavior

Adaptation and Human Behavior
Author: Napoleon Chagnon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 527
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN: 1351329197
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adaptation and Human Behavior Book Excerpt:

This volume presents state-of-the-art empirical studies working in a paradigm that has become known as human behavioral ecology. The emergence of this approach in anthropology was marked by publication by Aldine in 1979 of an earlier collection of studies edited by Chagnon and Irons entitled Evolutionary Biology and Human Social Behavior: An Anthropological Perspective. During the two decades that have passed since then, this innovative approach has matured and expanded into new areas that are explored here. The book opens with an introductory chapter by Chagnon and Irons tracing the origins of human behavioral ecology and its subsequent development. Subsequent chapters, written by both younger scholars and established researchers, cover a wide range of societies and topics organ-ized into six sections. The first section includes two chapters that provide historical background on the development of human behavioral ecology and com-pare it to two complementary approaches in the study of evolution and human behavior, evolutionary psychology, and dual inheritance theory. The second section includes five studies of mating efforts in a variety of societies from South America and Africa. The third section covers parenting, with five studies on soci-eties from Africa, Asia, and North America. The fourth section breaks somewhat with the tradition in human behavioral ecology by focusing on one particularly problematic issue, the demographic transition, using data from Europe, North America, and Asia. The fifth section includes studies of cooperation and helping behaviors, using data from societies in Micronesia and South America. The sixth and final section consists of a single chapter that places the volume in a broader critical and comparative context. The contributions to this volume demonstrate, with a high degree of theoretical and methodological sophistication--the maturity and freshness of this new paradigm in the study of human behavior. The volume will be of interest to anthropologists and other professions working on the study of cross-cultural human behavior.

Dimensions of Human Behavior

Dimensions of Human Behavior
Author: Elizabeth D. Hutchison
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 657
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1412941253
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dimensions of Human Behavior Book Excerpt:

In this text, you will meet social workers and clients from a variety of work settings and situations who bring the passion and power of social work to life through engaging case studies found throughout the text. These case studies help apply the latest theory and research to real life practice situations. The Third Edition offers new case studies and is thoroughly updated and revised to reflect recent census data, developing trends, and cutting-edge research on human behavior.

The Psychology of B F Skinner

The Psychology of B F Skinner
Author: William O'Donohue,Kyle E. Ferguson
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2001-03-15
ISBN: 9780761917595
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychology of B F Skinner Book Excerpt:

"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"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."- CHOICEIn The Psychology of B. F. Skinner, William T. O'Donohue and Kyle E. Ferguson not only introduce the life of one of the most influential psychologist of the past century but also put that life into historical and philosophical context. In so doing, they illuminate Skinner's contributions to psychology, his philosophy of science, his experimental research program, and the behavioral principles and applied aspects that emerged from it. They also rebut criticism of Skinner's work, including radical behaviorism, and discuss key developments others have derived from it.Behaviorists, or more precisely Skinnerians, commonly consider Skinner's work to have been misrepresented, misunderstood, and, to some extent, even defamed. The authors take great care in accurately representing both the strengths and the weaknesses of his positions. They also attempt to correct misinterpretations of his work. Finally, they guide students through Skinner's theories and demonstrate their applications and usefulness via extensive examples and illustrations.

Brain and Human Behavior

Brain and Human Behavior
Author: Alexander G. Karczmar,J.C. Eccles
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 3642952011
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brain and Human Behavior Book Excerpt:

This volume is based on the Symposium on "The Brain and Human Behavior," held in October of 1969 as a part of the centennial observance of the Loyola Uni versity of Chicago. As President of the University, I was pleased to offer the University's support for the organization of this Symposium and to participate in some of its sessions. The volume which I now have the pleasure to introduce employs the materials of the Symposium as a framework. Its chapters constitute updated and greatly expanded versions of the original presentations, edited and organized so as to constitute an integrated picture of Neurosciences and their epistemological aspects. It seems appropriate for me to describe at this time certain features of this Jesuit University and of its Centennial which are particularly pertinent in the context of the present volume. Loyola University of Chicago opened its classes on September 5, 1870 with a faculty of 4 and a student body of 37. Today, Loyola University is the largest in dependent University in Illinois and the largest institution of higher learning under Catholic sponsorship in the United States of America. The University comprises twelve schools and colleges, a faculty of more than 1,600 and a student body of 16,545. As an institution of learning, this University is dedicated to knowledge; but perhaps more particularly than others, it is dedicated to the integration of truth and the knowledge of man as such.

Toward a Unified Theory of Human Behavior

Toward a Unified Theory of Human Behavior
Author: Roy Richard Grinker,Helen MacGill Hughes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 424
Release: 1967
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Human behavior
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toward a Unified Theory of Human Behavior Book Excerpt:

Culture Context in Human Behavior Change

Culture   Context in Human Behavior Change
Author: Lois Yamauchi
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780820469027
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Culture Context in Human Behavior Change Book Excerpt:

This book provides an interdisciplinary perspective on theory, research, and applications in human behavior change. Chapters from clinical, developmental, and community psychology and education are united by common principles and an emphasis on culture and context. The contributions of Roland Tharp to each of these fields are highlighted. The roles of parents, teachers, peers, families, schools, and neighborhoods are explored. Topics include behavior therapy, child development and culture, community programs, delinquency prevention, youth mentoring, instructional conversation, school reform, teacher professional development, and culturally relevant instruction. For each topic, new research challenges are identified. This volume is recommended for a variety of courses in psychology and education.

Human Behavior Theory

Human Behavior Theory
Author: Roberta Greene
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-09-29
ISBN: 1351327518
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Behavior Theory Book Excerpt:

In recent years, advocates for civil rights for minorities, women, and gays and lesbians have become more informed consumers of mental health services. As a result, social work practitioners need to prepare themselves to serve diverse constituencies for who previously held behavioral and cultural assumptions have proven not to be universally applicable. The purpose of Greene's book is to help students and practitioners better understand how social workers have used human behavior theories to more competently address variations in group and community membership within the social worker-client encounter. The book's approach is largely thematic. Most of the chapters explore how particular assumptions of a human behavior theory--psychoanalytic theory, psychodynamic/ego psychology theory, systems theory, behavioral theory, symbolic interaction theory, feminist theory, constructionist theory, small group theory, and an ecological perspective --have been used to answer issues related to cultural diversity. The challenges and limitations of each theory's applications across varying client constituencies are discussed throughout. What sorts of new conceptual issues for the practitioner of family services are raised in work with minority families, for example, or with lesbian families? How does a specific theory help, or not help, in group-specific interventions and evaluations? Intended as a companion volume to the widely adopted human behavior text by Greene and Ephross, Greene's new book fills the need for a wide, synthetic reading of the recent literature.

Work and Human Behavior

Work and Human Behavior
Author: Walter Scott Neff
Publsiher: Aldine
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1977
ISBN: 9780202260846
Category: Employees
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Work and Human Behavior Book Excerpt: