Search Results for 'B.F. Skinner'


Resource: Animal Behavior - Article
Animal Behavior - The Discovery of Shaping: B.F. Skinner's Big Surprise by Gail B. Peterson
Resource: Animal Behavior - Reader's Forum
Animal Behavior - Reader's Forum: Peterson, G. (unpublished paper). The World's First Look at Shaping: B.F. Skinner's Gutsy Gamble.
Resource: Hefferline Notes
A joint venture among the Center, the B.F. Skinner Foundation, and David Palmer leads to the publication of a .pdf document of the Hefferline Notes, Ralph Hefferline's notes on Skinner's lectures on verbal behavior at Columbia University in the summer of…
Resource: Verbal Behavior: William James Lectures
By agreement among the Center, the B.F. Skinner Foundation, and David Palmer, The William James Lectures are published as a .pdf document. These lectures were given by Skinner in 1948 at Harvard University as a precursor to Verbal Behavior (1957). The sea…
Resource: The Long Good-Bye: Why B. F. Skinner’s Verbal Behav…
The year 2007 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of B. F. Skinner's Verbal Behavior, a book that by Skinner's own account was his most important. The received view, however, is that a devastating review by a young linguist not only rendered Sk…
Resource: Learning to use the Language of Emotions. (2010). Bon…
B.F. Skinner provided an important guide to the analysis of language in his book, Verbal Behavior. In this book, he stresses the critical value to focusing on the function of various aspects of communication. His analysis includes a very interesting secti…
Resource: Gilda Oliver, Artist
Learn more about Gilda Oliver, artist who captured B.F. Skinner through a sculpture commissioned by the Cambridge Center in 1980s.
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 38, 129-132 (2010). REMARKS.…
To the extent that behavior is governed by reinforcement contingencies, we may agree with B.F. Skinner that operant behavior is essentially the field of purpose. I should like to take another step and suggest that behavior under stimulus control is essent…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 32, 13-35 (2004). ON THE CON…
In the early twentieth century psychology became the study of "behavior." This article reviews developments within animal psychology, functional psychology, and American society and culture that help explain how a term rarely used in the first years of …
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 32, 231-242 (2004). SCIENTIF…
E.O. Wilson and B.F. Skinner have argued for an evolutionary ethics that allows what ought to be to be derived from what is-ethics from science. Evolution is inherently unpredictable, however, and some practices whose benefits cannot be proved might ne…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 31, 111-126 (2003). WHAT IS …
With S.S. Stevens, operationism became an important influence in psychology. In this paper I discuss the differences between Bridgman's and Stevens' proposals on operationism and the role that operational definitions play in scientific theory. I discus…
Item: Radical Behaviorism:The Philosophy and the Science
Radical Behaviorism: The Philosophy and the Science By Mecca ChiesaTo a greater extent than any other behavioral formulation, Radical Behaviorism has abandoned mechanistic explanation. Like Darwin, B.F. Skinner adopted selection as a causal mode. He appl…
Item: The Technology of Teaching REVISITED:A Reader's Companion…
The Technology of Teaching REVISITED: A Reader's Companion to B.F. Skinner's Book By Beatrice H. BarrettSkinner desperately wanted his science to be applied to improve instruction methods. Yet he wrote his only book on education not for educators but for …
Item: At My Own Pace: The Autobiography of Fred S. Keller
At My Own Pace: The Autobiography of Fred S. Keller Edited by Jon S. Bailey, Mary R. Burch, A. Charles Catania, and Jack Michael At My Own Pace, the compelling, delightful, but also educational autobiography of Fred S. Keller, is a vital book for anyon…
Item: Teaching Language to Children with Autism and other Devel…
Teaching Language to Children with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities by by Mark L. Sundberg & James W. Partington Most children with autism or other developmental disabilities experience severe language delays or disorders. Teaching langu…
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