[Paleopsych] Evolutionary / Man and society
Lynn D. Johnson, Ph.D.
ljohnson at solution-consulting.com
Mon Jan 17 16:21:13 UTC 2005
Here is a nice example of unintended consequences of a welfare state:
The problem is systemic - perverse reward systems create perverse
behavior. Rolf is simply responding to the rewards offered.
Hannes Eisler wrote:
> The discussion seems somewhat odd to me. One has to distinguish
> between man's, let's say, inborn, dispositions, and man's behavior.
> The first hardly can be changed by environmental (or political)
> influence (here we have marxism's big mistake), but the latter can. A
> society works with rewards (reinforcement) and punishment to achieve
> its aims, whatever they may be. Also sensitivity to reinforcement is
> inborn; more complicated is to establish what is working as a
> reinforcer for whom.
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