B.F. Skinner : a life /

The first major biography of America's preeminent psychologist (B.F. Skinner), this book is a riveting portrait of a controversial "social inventor" and entrepreneur whose ideas transformed education, child rearing, and even community life. This book not only traces his life and work...

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Author / Creator:Bjork, Daniel W.
Imprint:New York : Basic Books, ©1993.
Description:1 online resource (xiv, 298 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Language:English
Subject:Skinner, B. F. -- (Burrhus Frederic), -- 1904-1990.
Skinner, B. F. -- (Burrhus Frederic), -- 1904-1990.
Skinner, B. F. -- (Burrhus Frederic), -- 1904-1990.
Psychologists -- United States -- Biography.
Behaviorism (Psychology) -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Psychology.
Behaviorism -- history.
Psychologues -- États-Unis -- Biographies.
Béhaviorisme (Psychologie) -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
Behaviorism (Psychology)
Psychologists.
Behaviorisme.
United States.
United States.
Biography.
Electronic books.
Biographies.
History.
Biographies.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12377322
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Other authors / contributors:Skinner, B. F. (Burrhus Frederic), 1904-1990.
ISBN:1557984166
9781557984166
0465006116
9780465006113
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-284) and index.
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Summary:The first major biography of America's preeminent psychologist (B.F. Skinner), this book is a riveting portrait of a controversial "social inventor" and entrepreneur whose ideas transformed education, child rearing, and even community life. This book not only traces his life and work through all its controversy and complexity but also places his contribution firmly within the American tradition of utopian and social-political debate. Daniel W. Bjork explores how the conflict between Skinner's turn-of-the-century small-town upbringing and his avant-garde, intellectual education shaped his science and his ideas about its application. Based on intensive interviews with Skinner and his family, a thorough examination of the Skinner collection in the Harvard archives, and access to thousands of personal notes Skinner wrote to himself between 1950 and 1990, this fascinating biography is an important contribution to the history of science. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Other form:Print version: Bjork, Daniel W. B.F. Skinner. New York : Basic Books, ©1993 0465006116 1557984166