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Skinner, B.F.

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishSkinner, B.F.B.F. SkinnerSkin‧ner, B.F. /ˈskɪnə $ -nər/ 🔊 🔊 (1904–90) a US psychologist (=a scientist who studies the way the human mind works) who developed the ideas of behaviourism. He did a lot of experiments, especially with animals, to see how they behaved in certain situations and how they could be trained to change their behaviour. He also inventedprogrammed learning’, a teaching method which influenced the way that languages and other subjects were taught in the 1970s, although most teachers now think that Skinner’s method was wrong.
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