B. F. Skinner


Born: 3/20/1904 in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 8/18/1990
Age: 86
Cause of death: leukemia

Full name: Burrhus Frederic Skinner
Noted For: psychologist; professor at Harvard (1948-74), chief propoonent of the "behaviorist" theory that human and animal behavior can be conditioned through reinforcement and punishment. Wrote Beyond Freedom and Dignity (1971).

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