Radical behaviorism

1938

Radical behaviorism

The book of science

Tom Sharp

B. F. Skinner psychology

Radical behaviorism

The Skinner box

Subtleties

B. F. Skinner was the opposite of a humanist; however, he considered “private events” such as thinking and feeling to be forms of behavior worthy of scientific study, that is, subject to scientific control with the goal of improving society. In practice, in my opinion, cultural engineering fails because humans are not simple and scientists are not enlightened. Any power to control people for their own good would be controlled by people who are not entirely good, and who are not entirely unbiased.

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