A Science of Human Behavior Is Essential

A Science of Human Behavior Is Essential

The Following quote is taken from Recent Issues in the Analysis of Behavior, by B. F. Skinner. This book was published in 1989 by Merrill Publishing Co.

“Nothing short of a better understanding of human behavior will solve our problems, and I still believe that this means better science and technology. Whether they will evolve in time is the ultimate question. Those who are unhappy about scientific solutions sometimes assure us that we shall solve our problems in other ways when they are bad enough, when the immediate consequences are no longer reinforcing and the remoter ones have been sampled. But it is in the nature or overpopulation, the exhaustion and pollution of the environment, and a nuclear war that “bad enough” is a point of no return.”

VTM, 9/14/09

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