Beyond behaviorism

Author: H. Jerome Freiberg
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205286195
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This book was developed as a result of the Classroom Management Special Interest Group at the American Educational Research Association because it was apparent that many educators were looking for alternatives to the current paradigm of behaviorism that is currently so prevalent in the American classroom. This edited volume includes chapters by many of the leaders in the classroom management field and is designed to examine the philosophical underpinnings of behaviorism and show why the change is needed.

Beyond Behaviorism

Author: Vicki L. Lee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317247523
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Originally published in 1988, this title explores and contrasts means and ends psychology with conventional psychology – that of stimuli and response. The author develops this comparison by exploring the general nature of psychological phenomena and clarifying many persistent doubts about psychology. She contrasts conventional psychology (stimuli and responses) involving reductionistic, organocentric, and mechanistic metatheory with alternative psychology (means and ends) that is autonomous, contextual, and evolutionary.

Beyond Freedom and Dignity

Author: B. F. Skinner
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603840818
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In this profound and profoundly controversial work, a landmark of 20th-century thought originally published in 1971, B. F. Skinner makes his definitive statement about humankind and society. Insisting that the problems of the world today can be solved only by dealing much more effectively with human behavior, Skinner argues that our traditional concepts of freedom and dignity must be sharply revised. They have played an important historical role in our struggle against many kinds of tyranny, he acknowledges, but they are now responsible for the futile defense of a presumed free and autonomous individual; they are perpetuating our use of punishment and blocking the development of more effective cultural practices. Basing his arguments on the massive results of the experimental analysis of behavior he pioneered, Skinner rejects traditional explanations of behavior in terms of states of mind, feelings, and other mental attributes in favor of explanations to be sought in the interaction between genetic endowment and personal history. He argues that instead of promoting freedom and dignity as personal attributes, we should direct our attention to the physical and social environments in which people live. It is the environment rather than humankind itself that must be changed if the traditional goals of the struggle for freedom and dignity are to be reached. Beyond Freedom and Dignity urges us to reexamine the ideals we have taken for granted and to consider the possibility of a radically behaviorist approach to human problems--one that has appeared to some incompatible with those ideals, but which envisions the building of a world in which humankind can attain its greatest possible achievements.

About Behaviorism

Author: B.F. Skinner
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307797848
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The basic book about the controversial philosophy known as behaviorism, written by its leading exponent. Bibliography, index.

Handbook of Behaviorism

Author: William O'Donohue
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080533001
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Handbook of Behaviorism provides a comprehensive single source that summarizes what behaviorism is, how the various "flavors" of behaviorism have differed between major theorists both in psychology and philosophy, and what aspects of those theories have been borne out in research findings and continue to be of use in understanding human behavior.

Perspectives on Consumer Choice

Author: Gordon R. Foxall
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137501219
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Evaluating the ways in which we construe consumer choice, this book examines the psychology, methods and realities of the role it plays for today’s consumer. Confronted by competing brands and products, services, and e-tailed opportunities that are but a click away, how does the consumer choose among them to achieve the particular array of goods to suit their lifestyle? Consumer researchers often seek to explain consumer choice by attributing it to beliefs, desires, attitudes, and intentions in the absence of any theoretical justification. Perspectives on Consumer Choice is the outcome of a research program that employs cognitive explanations in a responsible and disciplined way to genuinely elucidate consumer choice in social scientific terms. Employing a reasoned approach to understanding consumption, this book builds upon theoretical and empirical research in economic psychology, behavioral economics and philosophy as well as marketing and consumer research.

An Interpersonal Approach to Classroom Management

Author: Heather A. Davis
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452283451
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Presenting the psychology behind the best-managed classrooms The authors engage you from the start by contrasting how differently teachers respond to common situations. They expertly bridge the gap between educational psychology and classroom management from the perspectives of student engagement, peer and student-teacher relationships, and teacher self regulation. Both current and prospective teachers will find helpful tools for engaging difficult students, managing challenging relationships, and handling conflict. Key topics include: Student behavioral, relational, and cognitive engagement in the learning process Classroom structures that contribute to student engagement The contribution of peer relationships to positive and negative behavior management Strategies that help children learn to manage their own behavior Connecting with students who are culturally and linguistically diverse

Beyond Measure

Author: Patricia Holland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131792228X
Format: PDF
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This book shows that the current focus on high stakes tests has narrowed the definition of a successful school. It demonstrates that, in addition to focusing on standardized measures, educators also need to look at other matters, such as what actually goes on in their classrooms, teachers’ professional development, parental involvement, and school climate. These chapters were written by school leaders who are champions of accountability, but who also ask us to take a look at the “bigger picture”.

Internationalizing the History of Psychology

Author: Adrian C. Brock
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814707386
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While the United States was dominant in the development of psychology for much of the twentieth century, other countries have experienced significant growth in this area since the end of World War II. The percentage of those in the discipline who live and work in the United States has been growing smaller, and it is now impossible to completely understand the field if developments in psychology outside of the United States are ignored. Internationalizing the History of Psychology brings together luminaries in the field from around the world to address the internationalizing of psychology, each raising core issuesconcerning what an international perspective can contributeto the history of psychology and to our understanding of psychology as a whole. For too long, much of what we havetaken to be the history of psychology has actually been thehistory of American psychology. This volume, ideal for student use and for those in the field, illuminates how what we have been missing may change our views of the nature of psychology and its history. Contributors: Ruben Ardila, Geoffrey Blowers, Adrian C. Brock, Kurt Danziger, Aydan Gulerce, John D. Hogan, Naomi Lee, Johann Louw, Fathali M. Moghaddam, Anand C. Paranjpe, Irmingard Staeuble, Cecilia Taiana, and Thomas P. Vaccaro.