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ERIC Number: ED064253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 35
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Behavioral Humanism.
Thoresen, Carl E.
Behavioral humanism is defined as the synthesis of behavioral techniques with humanistic goals. Contemporary humanism, especially humanistic psychology, offers directions for the kind of behavior that individuals should be able to engage in; contemporary behaviorism offers principles and procedures to help individuals increase their humanistic actions. The intensive experimental study of the individual (N-1) is discussed as an intimate research strategy appropriate to humanistic concerns. Freedom is viewed as the power to control the variables that influence one's behavior. Behavioral self-control by means of self-observation, individual programming, and environmental planning is offered as a means of developing humanistic behavior. An initial translation of humanistic concerns into action (response) is offered. The purpose of the research reported here is to create and empirically validate techniques to help individuals develop self-control skills. An extensive bibliography is included. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Center for Research and Development in Teaching.