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Beyond the Box: B.F. Skinner's Technology of Behaviour from Laboratory to Life, 1950s-1970s Paperback – May 9 2009


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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division (May 9 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802096182
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802096180
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #233,090 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'No previous book on B.F. Skinner provides—or even attempts—such systematic coverage and in-depth historical research on Skinnerian technology as Beyond the Box. It will appeal to the educated public and historians of psychology, science, and American culture. I expect that it will be widely read and cited for years to come.' (Laurence D. Smith, Department of Psychology, University of Maine)|'Beyond the Box is erudite, entertaining, and written with real style. Alexandra Rutherford, by investigating the impact of B.F. Skinner's thought on the wider world outside his laboratory experiments, rediscovers a maverick and often misunderstood thinker. I enjoyed this book more than anything I have read this year.' (Clive Wynne, Department of Psychology, University of Florida)

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_No previous book on B. F. Skinner provides -- or even attempts -- such systematic coverage and in-depth historical research on Skinnerian technology asBeyond the Box. It will appeal to the educated public and historians of psychology, science, and American culture. I expect that it will be widely read and cited for years to come.

-Laurence D. Smith, Department of Psychology, University of Maine

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Frederick M. Toates on Nov. 26 2010
Format: Paperback
This is a well-written book that fills an important gap in the literature. There have been several books written on Skinner and behaviourism but these tend to be weak on the Skinnerian legacy. Alexandra Rutherford explains carefully the (in my view irrational) opposition that Skinnerian methods encountered. If you ever wondered why something so obviously appropriate to the human condition and easing human suffering as behaviour modification has not received wider recognition and application, you could do no better than to read this book.
Frederick Toates
Professor of Psychology, The Open University, England.
Author of `Burrhus F. Skinner' (2009)
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A very interesting account Nov. 26 2010
By Frederick M. Toates - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a well-written book that fills an important gap in the literature. There have been several books written on Skinner and behaviourism but these tend to be weak on the Skinnerian legacy. Alexandra Rutherford explains carefully the (in my view irrational) opposition that Skinnerian methods encountered. If you ever wondered why something so obviously appropriate to the human condition and easing human suffering as behaviour modification has not received wider recognition and application, you could do no better than to read this book.
Frederick Toates
Professor of Psychology, The Open University, England.
Author of `Burrhus F. Skinner' (2009)
Great for a Reference Dec 24 2013
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I used this book in preparing a college paper and presentation on Skinner. This covers Skinner and how he developed as a person as well as a theorist.


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