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Walden Two by BF Skinner was published by the Macmillan Company in 1948 is a spinoff of Henry David Thoreaus Walden It is an expansion of the creation of a Utopian society The society is the creation of TE Frazier and is run under his guidance The story starts with Professor Burris being prompted by one of his prior students to find some information on the existence of Walden Two The gentleman are asked to visit Walden Two and travel as a group of six Joining Burris and Rogers the student areSteve a friend of Rogers from the war Rogers and Steves girlfriends and Castle a fellow professor During their visit to the society questions are raised about the legitimacy of the group After living as a member of the society for several days Steve and his girlfriend along with Professor Burris decide to become members of the society Walden Two is the story of the creation of an ideal society that meets the needs of its members through behavioral engineering and the use of other psychological methods Skinner constantly refers to the field of psychology for the basis of his book He maintains that by engineering youth through psychological techniques that the bad parts of human nature can be removed and create a better society Parts of human behavior such as jealousy and hatred are negative aspects of a non-conditioned society The main focus is on the use of behavioral engineering through conditioned reflexes and experimental theories Burris does a case study with one of the elderly women of the society to gain knowledge that is unbiased about the society One theory is gradual deconditioning of the negatives from human behavior The book also presents a view on the way society should run For example there is no advancement for one person and no personal gain in the way of money Through the training the members receive as a child they feel no
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