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Principles of Behavior
This book offers a solid introduction to the principles of behavior using a clear, interesting, entertaining style with many case studies, and everyday examples. It maintains a high level of intellectual rigor, addressing fundamental concepts at the beginning of each chapter with more advanced topics left for one of the two enrichment sections within each chapter.
I’ll Stop Procrastinating When I Get Around to It
I think that if you can get your act together to the point where you can floss every day, then you can achieve almost any goal you set your sights on. And what we’ll deal with in this book is how to get your act together, in many problem areas of your life, both personal, and professional. I and my students have gotten much satisfaction from this approach; I hope you will too.Buy the Procrastination Manual
I was never even a psychology student, but I’ve remembered all the concepts in this book quite clearly due to your (Dr. Malott’s) unorthodox presentation. And as a semi-professional procrastinator most of my life, I’ve been chicken to even use some of those techniques because I was sure they would work. Or something. Best regards, David Fiedler.Buy Contingency Management
Humanistic Behaviorism and Social Psychology
What is humanistic behaviorism? Is humanistic behaviorism a cynical behavioristic slogan designed the co-opt “humanistic” movement? Is humanistic behavior a slick Madison Avenue public–relations gimmick designed to confuse and trap the unwary? Is humanistic behaviorism a viable blend of the two most important movements in contemporary psychology? Is it a contradiction of terms? Humanistic behaviorism is an attempt to communicate some of the concepts of behavior analysis, to turn people on before they get turned off.Buy Humanistic Behaviorism and Social Psychology
How I Learned to Relate to My Laboratory Rat Though Humanistic Behaviorism
We have had an operant-conditioning rat lab associated with either our Experimental or Introductory Psychology course at Western Michigan University since 1964. Many students report that the rat lab is very exciting and that they find it the best feature of our course. It has been our impression however that this lab has an even more important effect. The experience of directly modifying the behavior of another organism is a primary factor in demonstrating to students the power and validity of the basic principles of behavior.
Malott and Whaley’s Psychology may be the only general psych book that covers the full range of intro psych topics but all from a rigorous, behavior-analytic view, without compromise. And though it’s intellectually rigorous, Malott and Whaley wrote this book so introductory psych students can understand it, learn from it, and appreciate both general psych and behavior analysis. The authors created an illustrative story line with fictional characters who later play a major role in Malott’s Principles of Behavior. Furthermore, Edward Badajos’ art work may be the most thoughtful, creative work in any intro text; and though at first glance, it’s simply 1970’s, underground-hip, cool, and creative, in reading the book it will became clear that the art is amazingly illustrative of the behavior-analytic/psychology concepts and story line (yes, you have to read it to appreciate it).
Issues in the Analysis of Behavior
A Total Performance System
Introduction to the Principles of Psychology Workbook
Companion Book for Psychology by Richard W. Malott.