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Skinner, Burhus Fredrick (1904–1990)

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Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0878

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Staff 2010. Skinner, Burhus Fredrick (1904–1990). Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.

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  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Burhus Fredrick Skinner was among the most important psychologists of the twentieth century. However, like anyone who takes a strong position, he had many critics throughout his career. He is regarded as a great teacher, experimental psychologist, behavior theorist, and never-ending promoter of strictly objective psychology.


  • behaviorism;
  • experimental psychology;
  • learning;
  • operant conditioning;
  • reinforcement