Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Birthday B. F. Skinner

On March 20th, 1904, B. F. Skinner was born. Skinner's radical behaviorism provided a systematic analysis of the effects of consequences on behavior. His principles of instrumental conditioning affected nearly every field of psychology. He won the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award in 1958; the National Medal of Science in 1968; and the APA Citation for Lifetime Contributions to Psychology in 1990.

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