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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Walden Two /
Author Skinner, B. F.
Publisher The Macmillan Company,
Year Published 1948
OCLC Number 00381184
Subjects Psychology--Fiction. ; Utopias. ; Utopian fiction.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  PZ3.S62825Wal PS3537.K527 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/05/2015
Collation 266 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Notes
This fictional outline of a modern utopia has been a center of controversy ever since its publication in 1948. Set in the United States, it pictures a society in which human problems are solved by a scientific technology of human conduct. It is now widely recognized that great changes must be made in the American way of life. Not only can we not face the rest of the world while consuming and polluting as we do, we cannot for long face ourselves while acknowledging the violence and chaos in which we live. The choice is clear: either we do nothing and allow a miserable and probably catastrophic future to overtake us, or we use our knowledge about human behavior to create a social environment in which we shall live productive and creative lives and do so without jeopardizing the changes that those who follow us will be able to do the same. "A modern Utopia based on the principles of behavioral psychology." Cf. Hanna, A. Mirror for the nation.