Skinner, Burrhus Frederic

(born on March 20, 1904 in the United States / died on August 18, 1990 in the same country)
Burrhus Frederic Skinner was an American psychologist who developed behaviorism. He was a behaviorist and positivist theorist, to the extent that¬ he brought behaviorism to more scientific objectivity, according to his peers¬. His research in behavioral psychology was a great success in the 1960s. According to his theory, the environment selects man’s behaviour. That is the main difference from Pavlov’s behaviorism, which rather states that the environment triggers man’s behavior. Thus, man is malleable: he is a product of his environment.


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