B. F. Skinner Rank
About B. F. Skinner
B. F. Skinner was an American psychologist, author, and inventor. He is best known for his theory or principle of reinforcement,
Skinner wrote over 21 books and nearly 200 articles on psychology and human behavior. He invented the operant conditioning chamber. He also developed a very strange program where pigeons were inserted into missiles and they ‘guided’ the missile to its destination, where it would then explode. The program was abandoned and Skinner was left upset that “nobody took the program seriously”.
Skinner was a graduate and professor of Harvard University. He married Eve Blue and they had 2 daughters. He died of leukemia in 1990, only a few days after giving an acceptance speech for a Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Famous quotes by B. F. Skinner
A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.B. F. Skinner
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.B. F. Skinner
I did not direct my life. I didn't design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That's what life is.B. F. Skinner
If you're old, don't try to change yourself, change your environment.B. F. Skinner
Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless.B. F. Skinner
The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.B. F. Skinner
The way positive reinforcement is carried out is more important than the amount.B. F. Skinner
B. F. Skinner's Popularity
B. F. Skinner was a famous American psychologist, who was born on March 20, 1904. As a person born on this date, B. F. Skinner is listed in our database as the 9th most popular celebrity for the day (March 20) and the 7th most popular for the year (1904).
People born on March 20 fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish. B. F. Skinner is the 411th most popular Pisces.
Aside from information specific to B. F. Skinner's birthday, B. F. Skinner is the 3214th most famous American.
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