Introduction to Scientific Psychology

  • Henry D. SchlingerJr.
  • Alan Poling

Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Scientific Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Henry D. Schlinger Jr., Alan Poling
      Pages 3-21
    3. Henry D. Schlinger Jr., Alan Poling
      Pages 23-43
    4. Henry D. Schlinger Jr., Alan Poling
      Pages 45-67
  3. Behavioral Causation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Henry D. Schlinger Jr., Alan Poling
      Pages 71-95
    3. Henry D. Schlinger Jr., Alan Poling
      Pages 97-116
    4. Henry D. Schlinger Jr., Alan Poling
      Pages 117-144
    5. Henry D. Schlinger Jr., Alan Poling
      Pages 145-180
  4. Applications of Scientific Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Henry D. Schlinger Jr., Alan Poling
      Pages 183-207
    3. Henry D. Schlinger Jr., Alan Poling
      Pages 209-235
    4. Henry D. Schlinger Jr., Alan Poling
      Pages 237-258
    5. Henry D. Schlinger Jr., Alan Poling
      Pages 259-283
    6. Henry D. Schlinger Jr., Alan Poling
      Pages 285-312
    7. Henry D. Schlinger Jr., Alan Poling
      Pages 313-347
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 349-388

About this book

Introduction

We humans are faced with an interesting problem: That which we think we un­ derstand the most-our own behavior-we probably understand the least. On the eve of a new millennium. the planet is beset by a host of problems that are. for the most part. caused by human behavior. Ironically. although it seems that the greatest impact of our behavior is on the planet and its other inhabitants. we may actually be threatening our own future the most. For example. we have caused untold harm to the air we breathe. to the water we drink. and. by exten­ sion. to much of the food we eat. More important perhaps. we have created a so­ ciety in which. among other things. many people are anxious and depressed. young women starve themselves. and alcohol and cigarette use are responsible for hundreds of thousands of cases of illness and death every year. And humans still murder one another at an astounding rate. while at the same time continu­ ing to affirm the value of human life. At a time when it is critical that our chil­ dren become educated. more and more children are not learning the basic skills they will need to think logically so that they can begin to solve the world's problems. The question may be not "Can the planet survive?" but. rather. "Can we humans survive and change our own destructive actions?" Although many scholars. philosophers.

Keywords

adopted-texbook NY classical conditioning intelligence operant conditioning psychology

Authors and affiliations

  • Henry D. SchlingerJr.
    • 1
  • Alan Poling
    • 2
  1. 1.Western New England CollegeSpringfieldUSA
  2. 2.Western Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-1893-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-1895-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-1893-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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