The Resource Beyond the box : B.F. Skinner's technology of behavior from laboratory to life, 1950s-1970s, Alexandra Rutherford

Beyond the box : B.F. Skinner's technology of behavior from laboratory to life, 1950s-1970s, Alexandra Rutherford

Label
Beyond the box : B.F. Skinner's technology of behavior from laboratory to life, 1950s-1970s
Title
Beyond the box
Title remainder
B.F. Skinner's technology of behavior from laboratory to life, 1950s-1970s
Statement of responsibility
Alexandra Rutherford
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"B.F. Skinner (1904-1990) is one of the most famous and influential figures in twentieth century psychology. A best-selling author, inventor, and social commentator, Skinner was both a renowned scientist and a public intellectual known for his controversial theories of human behavior. Beyond the Box is the first full-length study of the ways in which Skinner's ideas left the laboratory to become part of the post-war public's everyday lives, and chronicles both the enthusiasm and caution with which this process was received. Using selected case studies, Alexandra Rutherford provides a fascinating account of Skinner and his acolytes' attempts to weave their technology of human behavior into the politically turbulent fabric of 1950s-70s American life. To detail their innovative methods, Rutherford uses extensive archival materials and interviews to study the Skinnerians' creation of human behavior laboratories, management programs for juvenile delinquents, psychiatric wards, and prisons, as well as their influence on the self-help industry with popular books on how to quit smoking, lose weight, and be more assertive. A remarkable look at a post-war scientific and technological revolution, Beyond the Box is a rewarding study of how behavioral theories met real-life problems, and the ways in which Skinner and his followers continue to influence the present." -- Publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rutherford, Alexandra
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
BF199
LC item number
.R88 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2009 I-902
  • BF 199
NLM item number
R975b 2009
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Skinner, B. F.
  • Skinner, B. F.
  • Skinner, B. F.
  • Skinner, Burrhus F
  • Skinner, B. F.
  • Skinner, Burrhus F
  • Skinner, B. F
  • Behaviorism (Psychology)
  • Behaviorism
  • History, 20th Century
  • Béhaviorisme (Psychologie)
  • Behaviorisme
  • Behaviorismus
  • Behaviorism (Psychology)
  • Behaviorismus
  • Anwendung
  • Behaviorismus
Label
Beyond the box : B.F. Skinner's technology of behavior from laboratory to life, 1950s-1970s, Alexandra Rutherford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: p. [177]-196 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: beyond the box -- A visible scientist: B.F. Skinner as public intellectual -- From pigeons to people: constructing the human Skinner box -- Conditioning a cure: behavior modification in the mental institution -- Crime and punishment: contingency management in the prison system -- How to really win friends and influence people: Skinnerian principles in self-help -- Living the dream: Walden Two and the laboratory of life -- Conclusion: from laboratory to life
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 210 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780802097743
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009289489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)282533768
  • (OCoLC)ocn282533768
Label
Beyond the box : B.F. Skinner's technology of behavior from laboratory to life, 1950s-1970s, Alexandra Rutherford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: p. [177]-196 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: beyond the box -- A visible scientist: B.F. Skinner as public intellectual -- From pigeons to people: constructing the human Skinner box -- Conditioning a cure: behavior modification in the mental institution -- Crime and punishment: contingency management in the prison system -- How to really win friends and influence people: Skinnerian principles in self-help -- Living the dream: Walden Two and the laboratory of life -- Conclusion: from laboratory to life
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 210 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780802097743
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009289489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)282533768
  • (OCoLC)ocn282533768

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