Behaviourist Psychologists by Books, LLC
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: B. F. Skinner, Ivan Pavlov, John B. Watson, George Alan Rekers, Marian Breland Bailey, Vladimir Bekhterev, Edward C. Tolman, Charles Ferster, Edwin Ray Guthrie, Clark L. Hull, Jerzy Konorski, Brian G. Gilmartin, Murray Sidman, Karen Pryor, Steven C. Hayes, Eamon Fulcher, William N. Schoenfeld, Alexandra W. Logue, Jack Michael, Bobby Newman, W. S. Small, Keller Plan, Charles Mace. Excerpt: Burrhus Frederic Skinner (March 20, 1904 - August 18, 1990) was an American behaviorist, author, inventor, social philosopher and poet. He was the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University from 1958 until his retirement in 1974. Skinner invented the operant conditioning chamber, innovated his own philosophy of science called radical behaviorism, and founded his own school of experimental research psychology-the experimental analysis of behavior. His analysis of human behavior culminated in his work Verbal Behavior, which has recently seen enormous increase in interest experimentally and in applied settings. Skinner discovered and advanced the rate of response as a dependent variable in psychological research. He invented the cumulative recorder to measure rate of responding as part of his highly influential work on schedules of reinforcement. In a June, 2002 survey, Skinner was listed as the most influential psychologist of the 20th century. He was a prolific author who published 21 books and 180 articles. The Skinners' grave at Mount Auburn CemeterySkinner was born in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania to Grace and William Skinner. His father was a lawyer. He became an atheist after a liberal Christian teacher tried to assuage his fear of the Hell that his grandmother described. His brother Edward, two and a half years his junior, died at age sixteen of a cerebral hemorrhage. He attended Hamilton College in New York with t...