B.F. Skinner

Life Facts

B.F. Skinner was born on March 20th, 1904, he died on August 18th, 1990.


Skinner described his childhood as " warm and stable". As a boy he enjoyed building and constructing things. These interests would later be incorporated into his experiments. B.F. Skinner received a B.A. degree in English Literature in 1926. He wanted to become a novelist but later decided to drop his career choice to pursue another, Psychology. As an adult Skinner moved to Indiana where he would teach at Harvard for the rest of his life. He made major contributions to psychology with his experimental psychology. Skinner invented the famous "Skinner box". This is where a rat finds food with use of smell and memory.

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