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B. F. Skinner

Burrhus Frederic Skinner (March 20, 1904 – August 18, 1990), commonly known as B. F. Skinner, was an American psychologist, behaviorist, author, inventor, and social philosopher. He was the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University from 1958 until his retirement in 1974.

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The way positive reinforcement is carried out is more important than the amount.

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Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.

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A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The ...

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Even the mundane task of washing dishes by hand is an example of the small tasks and personal activi ...

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The ideal of behaviorism is to eliminate coercion: to apply controls by changing the environment in ...

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The environment will continue to deteriorate until pollution practices are abandoned.

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A person who has been punished is not less inclined to behave in a given way; at best, he learns how ...

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I don't deny the importance of genetics. However, the fact that I might be altruistic isn't because ...

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I remember when I was a freshman in college, I was still somewhat bothered by... worried... about re ...

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Properly used, positive reinforcement is extremely powerful.

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The people who control the condition in which we live have no reason to think beyond more than the n ...

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An important fact about verbal behavior is that speaker and listener may reside within the same skin ...

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I believe that I have been basically anarchistic, anti-religion and anti-industry and business. In o ...

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No theory changes what it is a theory about; man remains what he has always been.

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Some of us learn control, more or less by accident. The rest of us go all our lives not even underst ...

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