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Skinnerian

(skĭ-nîr′ē-ən)
adj.
Of or relating to the behavioristic theories and methods of B.F. Skinner.
n.
A follower of B.F. Skinner's theories or methods.

Skin′ner·ism (skĭn′ə-rĭz′əm) n.

skinnerian

adjective Referring to the behaviourist theories of BF Skinner (1904-1990), which is understood to mean conditioned responses to highly controlled environments.

skinnerian

Psychology adjective Relating to theories delineated by BF Skinner, vis-á-vis conditioned responses to highly controlled environments. See Behavioral intervention, Skinner; Cf Deterministic, Pavlovian.
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Incidentally, listening, the other part of VB, is not covered in this paper; but see Schlinger, 2008b for the Skinnerian view that listening is behaving verbally.
In fact, currently constructed ITSs may be supplied with multimedia and converse with the user in the target language, but the proportion between student-control and tutor-control of the system, as well as the type of tasks, has not changed much since Skinnerian behaviourism.
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The most recent years represented are 1991 for the definition of AUSTRAL, and 1990 for the etymology of SKINNERIAN.
Although I am a strict behaviorist in the Skinnerian tradition, I
The conventional application of Skinnerian theory and the uninformed use of "audiovisual aids" and technologies like the computer, for example, do much to reinforce the metaphysics of immediacy.
Assertive discipline (Canter, 1976), the original Glasser (1969) model (more recent work by Glasser acknowledges the importance of context); and Skinnerian models (Charles, 1992) all focus on the individual as the source of the problem without acknowledging social and cultural influences.
Here, yesterday's New Wave heroine plays today's victim of Skinnerian social engineering.
The late Alex Carey used to say that the American war in Vietnam was a giant Skinnerian experiment in operant conditioning, as are all exercises in imperial military might.
The Optimal Learning Environment (OLE) classrooms that we have helped to set up in California reflect this philosophy and use not only a set of very specific nonreductionist instructional strategies but also a different set of instructional principles than what is currently found in the Skinnerian classrooms for the learning-handicapped (Rueda, Ruiz, and Figueroa 1996; Ruiz, Garcia, and Figueroa 1996).
Here -- drawing upon Skinnerian regional cycle theory -- the emphasis is upon "pull" rather than "push" factors in migration: a cycle of economic expansion in one region drew immigrants from a zone of contemporary economic contraction.