The Resource B.F. Skinner : a life, Daniel W. Bjork, (electronic resource)

B.F. Skinner : a life, Daniel W. Bjork, (electronic resource)

Label
B.F. Skinner : a life
Title
B.F. Skinner
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Daniel W. Bjork
Creator
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first major biography of America's preeminent psychologist (B. F. Skinner), this book is a riveting portrait of a controversial "social inventor" and entrepreneur whose ideas transformed education, child rearing, and even community life. This book not only traces his life and work through all its controversy and complexity but also places his contribution firmly within the American tradition of utopian and social-political debate. Daniel W. Bjork explores how the conflict between Skinner's turn-of-the-century small-town upbringing and his avant-garde, intellectual education shaped his science and his ideas about its application. Based on intensive interviews with Skinner and his family, a thorough examination of the Skinner collection in the Harvard archives, and access to thousands of personal notes Skinner wrote to himself between 1950 and 1990, this fascinating biography is an important contribution to the history of science. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DcWaAPA
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Bjork, Daniel W
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BF109.S55
LC item number
B46 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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EBSCOhost
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Skinner, B. F.
  • Psychologists
  • Behaviorism (Psychology)
  • Behaviorism
Label
B.F. Skinner : a life, Daniel W. Bjork, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-284) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 298 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DcWaAPA)apa00000108
Label
B.F. Skinner : a life, Daniel W. Bjork, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-284) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 298 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DcWaAPA)apa00000108

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