from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the behavioristic theories and methods of B.F. Skinner.
  • n. A follower of B.F. Skinner's theories or methods.

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  • n. A person who endorses the behavioristic tradition of B. F. Skinner, that is, psychology should study the conditions under which behavior occurs, and that behavior is observable and measurable, as are the environmental conditions that control it.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the methods and theories of B. F. Skinner

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  • n. a follower of the theories or methods of B. F. Skinner
  • adj. of or relating to B. F. Skinner or his behaviorist psychology


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  • First, can you name anyone who is a Skinnerian behaviorist?

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  • But now it is thirty years hence, and for Schwartz to position his findings against Skinnerian behaviorism at this point really is a strawman argument.

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  • Moreover, even a Skinnerian behaviorist would never say that no brain changes would result either from external stimuli of training or further processing of information inside the brain.

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