About Behaviorism, Chapter 14: Summing Up, Quote 9

Extremely important quote by Dr. Skinner… Shared by Skinner’s Quote of the Day and Burrhus Frederic Skinner via Facebook “Evolutionary theory moved the purpose which seemed to be displayed by the human genetic endowment from antecedent design to subsequent selection by contingencies of survival. Operant theory moved the purpose which seemed to be displayed by human action from antecedent…

About Behaviorism, Chapter 14: Summing Up, Quote 1

Shared by Skinner’s Quote of the Day and Burrhus Frederic Skinner via Facebook “Introspective knowledge of one’s own body—self-knowledge—is defective for two reasons: the verbal community cannot bring self-descriptive behavior under the precise control of private stimuli, and there has been no opportunity for the evolution of a nervous system which would bring some very important parts of the body…

A sillier putty

You will want to buy some… Here is one of three unlikely success stories from Susan Spencer: It’s no stretch to say that Aaron Muderick is stuck on putty.  “It feels great in your hand,” he said. “You can play with it for hours!” His first love was classic Silly Putty, but that soon got…

About Behaviorism, Chapter 12: The Question of Control, Quote 3

Do any of your Learners, Family Members, Friends, and/or Colleagues attempt to control the world around them? If so, you may be “assuming” that this is “inappropriate” behavior. However, read Skinner’s quote below before making this assumption… Shared by Skinner’s Quote of the Day and Burrhus Frederic Skinner via FB “We often overlook the fact that human behavior is…

About Behaviorism, Chapter 11: The Self and Others, Quote 24

The CLM Curriculum contains the contingencies that develop the Learners’ Competent Learner Repertoires… Shared by Skinner’s Quote of the Day and Burrhus Frederic Skinner via FB “[Teaching] is a field in which the goal seems to be obviously a matter of changing minds, attitudes, feelings, motives, and so on, and the Establishment is therefore particularly resistant to change. Yet,…

About Behaviorism, Chapter 11: The Self and Others, Quote 12

Very important statement… Shared by Skinner’s Quote of the Day and Burrhus Frederic Skinner via FB “The shift from introspective to environmental evidence does not guarantee that self-knowledge will be accurate . . . [When evidence is sketchy,] we are likely to explain the inexplicable by attributing it to genetic endowment—asserting, “I was born that way,” or, “That’s the kind…