All The Things You Want to Know
A Short Biography
By 1945, Skinner was the chair of the psychology department at Indiana University, although he left two years later to return to Harvard as a lecturer. In 1948, Skinner came out with an interpretation of some of his views in a novel entitled Walden Two. Many questioned his focus on various scientific approaches to the aspects of human existence. He continued to be active as a behavioral psychologist for the next few years. In 1989, Skinner was diagnosed with leukemia, where he struggled for a year. He died in his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on August 18, 1990.