As a natural science discipline on the life science continuum, behaviorology is the science and technology of environment-behavior relation. First, it discovers the variables that are in casual relationships with the behavior of individuals during their lifetime. Then it designs and implements changes to these accessible variables bringing beneficial change and expansion to the individual’s behavior repertoire. This contingency engineering contributes to all human endeavors (e.g., child care, education, work, diplomacy, even science itself) and address vital questions: Why does human behavior happen, and what can make it better?
This book reviews, in historical context, the incompatible paradigms and philosophies among disciplines addressing the behavior of individuals. In familiarizing the reader with the history of behaviorology’s emergence, and disciplinary components, this book also makes further comprehension and application of behaviorology’s science and technology easier and more effective and beneficial.
(Adapted from the Preface of a 1992 preliminary version of this book….)
Stephen F. Ledoux Ph.D. Earned his Ph.D. from Western Michigan University. While living in the USA, Australia, and China (PRC), he had taught graduate school. Since 1982 he has taught at the Stat University of New York in canton.
With contributions by Lawrence E. Fraley, James O’Heare, & Glenn I. Latham
Author: Stephen F. Ledoux
Publication Year: 2015
Page Count: 360
Publisher: Distributed by Dogwise Publishing