B.F Skinner

by Jada Johnson

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Burrhus Fredric Skinner

explains theory

operant conditioning-is a type of learning where behavior is controlled by consequences

basically meaning that when a child does something there are positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, positive punishment and negative punishment.

dates & background

born - march 20th 1904

death date-august 18th 1990

cause of death leukemia

Born in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania

Father was a lawyer and mother was a house wife even as a child he was interested in contraptions and building gadgets

He was a...

-American psychologist

-behaviorist author

-social philosopher