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Title: About B.F. Skinner


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About B.F. Skinner
  • Behaviorism researched and applied.

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B. F. SkinnerWho influenced him?
  • Bertrand Russels (a British philosopher)
    discussion of J. B. Watsons book on behaviorism.
    (Then, Watson himself)
  • H.G. Wells article on G. Bernard Shaw and Pavlov
    (Then Pavlov himself)

3
What were Skinners main contributions?
  • Developed the Skinner box as a way to study
    operant behavior.
  • Important concepts operant conditioning,
    reinforcement, contingencies of reinforcement,
    reinforcement schedules, discrimination learning,
    programmed instruction.
  • Developed the social implications of his theory.

4
B.F. Skinner's behavior
  • Cumulative record of his publishing behavior

5
The Baby Box
  • The aircrib
  • Deborah in aircrib
  • What happened to Deborah Skinner who was raised
    in the "baby box"?

6
Skinner and Society
  • Los Horcones and social engineering
  • Twin Oaks originally founded on Skinnerian
    principles
  • Behaviorists for Social Responsibility

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The End
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