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B. F. Skinner (1714)

Interests
Educational psychology, experimental analysis of behaviour, experimental psychology, general psychology, psychopharmacology
Nationality
American
Born
1904, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, USA
Died
1990, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Short Biography
Burrhus Frederic (B. F.) Skinner (March 20, 1904 – August 18, 1990) 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 ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • BA Hamilton College, New York, 1926
  • MA Harvard University, 1930
  • PhD Harvard University, 1931
Appointments & Honors
  • Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows, 1933-6
  • Instructor in Psychology, University of Minnesota, 1936-7
  • Indiana University, Assistant Professor, 1937-9, Associate Professor, 1939-45, Professor of Psychology, 1945-8
  • Professor, Harvard University, 1948-57
  • Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, 1958-74
  • Professor Emeritus, 1975-90
  • over twenty-five honorary doctorates, including DSc University of Chicago, 1967, University of Exeter, 1969, Indiana University, 1970, McGill University, 1970, Harvard University, 1985, DLitt, Tufts University, 1977, LHD, Johns Hopkins University, 1979
  • APA citation for Lifetime Contribution to Psychology, 1990
Principal Publications
  • 1931 The concept of the reflex in the description of behavior. Journal of General Psychology, 5, 427-58.
  • 1938 Behavior of Organisms. Appleton-Century- Crofts.
  • 1948 Walden Two. Macmillan.
  • 1953 Science and Human Behavior. Macmillan.
  • 1957 Verbal Behavior. Appleton-Century-Crofts.
  • 1957 Schedules of Reinforcement. Appleton- Century-Crofts (with C. B. Ferster).
  • 1959 Cumulative Record. Appleton-Century-Crofts.
  • 1968 The Technology of Teaching. Appleton- Century-Crofts.
  • 1969 The Contingencies of Reinforcement. Appleton-Century-Crofts.
  • 1971 Beyond Freedom and Dignity. Knopf.
  • 1974 About Behaviorism. Knopf.
  • 1976 Particulars ofmy Life. Knopf.
  • 1978 Reflections on Behaviorism and Society. Prentice Hall.