Conversation with B. F. Skinner (1972) B.F. Skinner discusses with Elizabeth Hall the meanings and implications of his work. Illuminates the origins of behaviorism and some of its basic principles. Explores the notion of control, its use and potential misuse, punishment and freedom. Covers his principles of operant conditioning with respect to the science of […]
B.F. Skinner’s Shaping Experiment (“Skinner’s Box”) An adherent to Watson’s theory of behaviorism, B.F. Skinner was able to demonstrate how one can modify behavior through a process he called “shaping.” In contrast to pure classical conditioning, Skinner utilized positive and negative reinforcement to cause behavior. Utilizing a contraption that became known as “Skinner’s Box” he […]
B.F. Skinner – Operant Conditioning and Free Will Burrhus Frederic Skinner invented the operant conditioning chamber, innovated his own philosophy of science called Radical Behaviorism and founded his own school of experimental research psychology—the experimental analysis of behavior. Skinner also invented the cumulative recorder to measure rate of responding as part of his highly influential […]
Encountering Abraham Maslow A short documentary about the life and influence of Abraham Maslow, the founder of humanistic psychology, narrated by Jessica Grogan, PhD. Grogan is the author of Encountering America: Humanistic Psychology, Sixties Culture, and the Shaping of the Modern Self (Harper Perennial 2013).
What’s Your Attachment Style? We call fondly call each other “baby” when we enter a new relationship, but we are often completely unaware of how our own infant relationships to our parents can influence the way we trust romantic partners as adults. “Attachment parenting” has become a buzz word among new parents. But attachment as […]
C.G. Jung Concepts: The Ego, The Shadow, The Anima/Animus D. Stephenson Bond is a practicing Jungian analyst who has lectured widely on the topics of myth and creativity. He graduated with an M.Div. from Vanderbilt in 1981 and from the C. G. Jung Institute, Boston, in 1997, where he teaches. A native West Virginian, he […]