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B. F. Skinner
B. F. Skinner

Known for his studies and theories on behavior, B.F. Skinner is one of the 20th century's most well known psychologists. Skinner patterned much of his work on the theories of Pavlov. From this he developed two key theories: operant conditioning and schedules of reinforcement. Skinner authored several books, including "The Behavior of Organisms," "Walden Two," and "Beyond Freedom and Dignit…

Date of Birth: March 20, 1904
Date of Death: August 18, 1990


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B. F. Skinner

"The consequences of an act affect the probability of it's occurring again." B. F. Skinner
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"We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading." B. F. Skinner
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American Psychologist    Books And Reading   

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"If you're old, don't try to change yourself, change your environment." B. F. Skinner
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"Give me a child and I'll shape him into anything." B. F. Skinner
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Influence   

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"A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying." B. F. Skinner
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Failure   

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"Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten." B. F. Skinner
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Education   

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"Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless." B. F. Skinner
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Society   

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"The real question is not whether machines think but whether men do. The mystery which surrounds a thinking machine already surrounds a thinking man." B. F. Skinner
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B. F. Skinner

"The way positive reinforcement is carried out is more important than the amount." B. F. Skinner
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B. F. Skinner

"Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten." B. F. Skinner
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"I did not direct my life. I didn't design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That's what life is." B. F. Skinner
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"Physics does not change the nature of the world it studies, and no science of behavior can change the essential nature of man, even though both sciences yield technologies with a vast power to manipulate the subject matters." B. F. Skinner
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