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  1. 5 out of 5

    Ana M

    Rehusamos aceptar prácticas no punitivas porque dejan demasiado claro el hecho de que se está ejerciendo control. Cuando castigamos la mala conducta, podemos dar crédito al individuo por portarse bien; pero si arreglamos las condiciones bajo las cuales él "desea", portarse bien, las condiciones deben recibir el crédito. Primer libro que leo de skinner, libro físico impreso una década antes de que yo naciera reeleido y rayado que acabe haciendo pedazos pero conservaré para recordarme que lo leí to Rehusamos aceptar prácticas no punitivas porque dejan demasiado claro el hecho de que se está ejerciendo control. Cuando castigamos la mala conducta, podemos dar crédito al individuo por portarse bien; pero si arreglamos las condiciones bajo las cuales él "desea", portarse bien, las condiciones deben recibir el crédito. Primer libro que leo de skinner, libro físico impreso una década antes de que yo naciera reeleido y rayado que acabe haciendo pedazos pero conservaré para recordarme que lo leí todito apesar que hubo capítulos que hubiese podido saltarme, definitivamente tengo una idea diferente de skinner que la que me había hecho en mis clases de psicología o proyectos de investigación, seguramente leeré sus otros libros en el futuro.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Nauplius

    I liked this quote: "When we punish bad behaviour, we can give the individual credit for behaving well, but if we arrange conditions under which he 'desires' to behave well, the conditions must get the credit.". This helped me understand, why behaviourism seems to make many people angry, which used to confuse me a lot, especially when I was a teenager. To me it just felt pretty polite/kind/intuitive to not make assumptions about inner workings and look at behaviour (I'm not a behaviourist now, b I liked this quote: "When we punish bad behaviour, we can give the individual credit for behaving well, but if we arrange conditions under which he 'desires' to behave well, the conditions must get the credit.". This helped me understand, why behaviourism seems to make many people angry, which used to confuse me a lot, especially when I was a teenager. To me it just felt pretty polite/kind/intuitive to not make assumptions about inner workings and look at behaviour (I'm not a behaviourist now, but this was my mindset then). I also think that behaviourism deserves credit in terms of moving away from more cruel punishments in teaching, historically (not 100% sure how correct this is)? So I would say this is worth a read, Skinner even works some pop culture examples and jokes into the text and it isn't too long :).

  3. 4 out of 5

    SooYoung

    I definitely enjoyed the first two sections (Society, The Science of Behavior) better than the last two (Education, A Miscellany). I recommend reading in pieces--perhaps a good bathtub book. Read until you get to something profound, put the book down and ponder, pick the book up again on another day. A few choice excerpts--these might be more for me than you, given that out of context they might not mean what they seem to mean: "The presumed value of a 'government by the people' is that when peopl I definitely enjoyed the first two sections (Society, The Science of Behavior) better than the last two (Education, A Miscellany). I recommend reading in pieces--perhaps a good bathtub book. Read until you get to something profound, put the book down and ponder, pick the book up again on another day. A few choice excerpts--these might be more for me than you, given that out of context they might not mean what they seem to mean: "The presumed value of a 'government by the people' is that when people govern themselves they will use aversive measures with restraint." p. 4 "Can we design an environment in which people will treat each other well, keep the size of the population within bounds, learn to work and work productively, preserve and enhance the reinforcing character of the world, explore and analyze that world, limit the use of resources and keep the environment safe for future generations, and do all this because the results are positively reinforcing?" p. 7 [Quoting from the Economist] "'These three main institutions are, in reverse order of importance, its business cooperations, its government, and its mechanisms for living together'--in other words, the economy, the polity, and the culture in the older sense." p. 13 "A major difficulty is that the future always seems to conflict with the present. [gives examples] ...How can people be induced to take the future into account?" p. 17 "Few people now work hard. This does not mean that they have grown lazy; it means that economic incentives are no longer very effective." p. 25 "Who are to plan for the future and under what conditions are they likely to do so? ...Other candidates for the custodianship of the future are to be found among those who have little or no power and hence little or nothing to gain from the present." p.28 [Comparing craftsmen to worker] "It is this condition of 'nondegrading' work which has been destroyed by industrialization..." p. 39 "A way of life in which each person used only a fair share of the resources of the world and yet somehow enjoyed a life would be a real step toward world peace." p. 65 "The United States and Russia spend a staggering part of their incomes on the production of military systems which everyone hopes will never be used and will therefore prove to be a total waste." p. 83 "But happiness is the accompaniment of successful actions rather than of what the action brings. It is characteristic of getting rather than possessing." p 93 "What is gained from dancing in chains?" p. 181 "A philistine might say that a poet has an eye on public relations." p. 182 "For example, in spite of our supposed love of freedom, most of our practices in government, education, psychotherapy, and industry are still heavily punitive. People behave in given ways to avoid the consequences of not doing so." p. 196

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