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B. F. Skinner [pictures] [edit]
Born: 1904-03-20
Death: 1990-08-18
He was a psychologist who conducted pioneering work on experimental psychology and advocated behaviorism, which seeks to understand behavior as a function of environmental histories of experiencing consequences. As well, he wrote a number of controversial works in which he proposed the widespread use of psychological behavior modification techniques, primarily operant conditioning, in order to improve society and increase human happiness; and as a form of social engineering.
 
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