Why Did B.F. Skinner Become Famous?

B.F. Skinner was a renowned American psychologist who earned fame through the development of the operant conditioning chamber, better known as the Skinner Box. The box is used to study animal behavior.

Born in 1904, B.F. Skinner created his own form of science, known as radical behavioralism. This form of psychology believes that you can compare animal behavior with human behavior. To do so, B.F. Skinner developed the Skinner Box. The chamber was used to study behavior conditioning.

B.F. Skinner was a professor of psychology at Harvard from 1958 to 1974. He also taught at the University of Minnesota and Indiana University. Throughout his career, he received a number of awards, including the National Medal of Science in 1968 and Humanist of the Year in 1972. He died in 1990.