Friday, April 13, 2012

Historical Interviews with B.F. Skinner Now Online

Psychology Today has recently made available a number of interview with eminent psychologists spanning the field's history.  Included among these interviews are two with B. F. Skinner, one conducted in 1967 and one in 1972.  The 1967 interview is a tour de force in which Skinner pulls no punches when commenting on the state of the field of psychology and the promise of behaviorism.  The 1972 interview provides a glimpse of Skinner at the peak of his notoriety, being the most famous psychologist alive at the time and one of the most prominent (if not controversial) public intellectuals of the day.  You can read the 1967 interview here, and the 1972 interview here.

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