B.F. Skinner: Behavioral Psychologist Who Thought Outside the Box

 

Born today was B.F. Skinner

Who served rats in a box a dinner.

They learned that if they  hit a lever

They could dine on food forever.

"It is a surprising fact that those who object most violently to the manipulation of behaviour nevertheless make the most vigorous effort to manipulate minds.”
B.F. Skinner, Beyond Freedom and Dignity

 

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  • I only figure (based on Skinner) that I won't reenforce others' aberrant behavior. I won't go into details, though.

  • Thanks for reading, Jack. Is the devil in the details?

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    I guess to the extent that the details would go against the slightly amended Dragnet rules of "protecting the guilty."

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