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The Resource Radical behaviorism and cultural analysis, Kester Carrara

Radical behaviorism and cultural analysis, Kester Carrara

Label
Radical behaviorism and cultural analysis
Title
Radical behaviorism and cultural analysis
Statement of responsibility
Kester Carrara
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
This book shows how the three-term contingency paradigm created by B.F. Skinner can be applied to describe and explain cultural practices phenomena produced by complex relations between behavior and environment. It updates the academic debate on the best paradigm to analyze complex social interactions (contingency or metacontingency), arguing that Skinner's three-term contingency - the conceptual tool created to analyze human behavior by decomposing it in three parts: discriminative stimulus, operant response and reinforcement/punishment - is the best unit of analysis since what is selected in social interactions are not the actions of the group but of individuals gathered in a group situation to form an articulated and interlocked behavioral practice. The author argues in favor of a relational approach to study behavior and identifies its theoretical foundations in the philosophy of Ernst Mach, especially in Mach's concept of functional relations and its influence on Skinner. Departing from this theoretical framework, the author argues that behavior can only be studied through the analysis of how it emerges from relations, and cannot be explained by hypothetical constructs such as cognitive maps, personality formation mechanisms, drives, traits and preconceived motivational forces. Radical Behaviorism and Cultural Analysis will be of interest to psychology researchers and students interested in the theoretical foundations of behavior analysis, as well as to social scientists and policy makers from other areas interested in how behavior analysis can be used to study complex social interactions and how it can be applied to build a more fair and sustainable society through cultural planning and the development of prosocial behavior
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carrara, Kester
Dewey number
150.19/434
Index
index present
LC call number
BF199
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Behaviorism (Psychology)
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Behaviorism (Psychology)
Label
Radical behaviorism and cultural analysis, Kester Carrara
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1 -- Psychology and dichotomic thinking -- Chapter 2 -- The unfeasibility of the "thing-in-itself" as an explanatory source for behavior -- Chapter 3 -- Nothing can "be", other than through its relations -- Chapter 4 -- Sustainability and conditional altruism -- Chapter 5 -- Cultural designs and descendants: What does the future hold for Pedro, Isabela, and Miguel?
Control code
1028731538
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319743011
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-74301-1.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
com.springer.onix.9783319743011
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028731538
Label
Radical behaviorism and cultural analysis, Kester Carrara
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1 -- Psychology and dichotomic thinking -- Chapter 2 -- The unfeasibility of the "thing-in-itself" as an explanatory source for behavior -- Chapter 3 -- Nothing can "be", other than through its relations -- Chapter 4 -- Sustainability and conditional altruism -- Chapter 5 -- Cultural designs and descendants: What does the future hold for Pedro, Isabela, and Miguel?
Control code
1028731538
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319743011
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-74301-1.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
com.springer.onix.9783319743011
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028731538

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