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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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The abandonment of the Skinnerian approach in mainstream behavior therapy was based on an unfortunate and misguided assumption.
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In the past decades, Sigrid Glenn, from the proposition of the concept of metacontingency, has developed a behavioral analytical proposal that seeks to amplify the Skinnerian treatment given to cultural selection/evolution processes (e.g., Glenn, 1986, 1988, 1991, 2003, 2004, 2008).
However, they also argue that determinism is nonetheless compatible with moral responsibility because determined agents may be sufficiently reason-responsive, that is, responsive to moral reasons, to ground morally appropriate attributions of moral responsibility, as opposed to attributions justified only on Skinnerian or other consequentialist grounds.
There is, though, one big Skinnerian theme to which I stayed true.
This should not pose a problem to anyone but the most unreconstructed Skinnerian, but it does reveal the contemporary concerns that underscore Emon's project.
Rafieian describes how the idea of dissociation, which was present in the works of Morton Price, William James, and Carl Jung, was sidelined for a while with the advent of Freudian psychoanalysis and Skinnerian behaviorism, to be later resurrected in the neodissociation theory of Ernest Hilgard in the context of the need for treating psychological traumas resulting from WWII by means of hypnosis (p.
In the late 1960's and early 1970's, precision teaching involved a small and vibrant community of dedicated Skinnerian behavior analysts, led by Ogden Lindsley, Eric Haughton, and a handful of their colleagues and students.
The fact, however, is that research on verbal behavior and treatment of verbal behavior disorders based on Skinnerian analysis are flourishing.
"Random reinforcement is the most effective means of installing a behavior," she speculated, recalling basic Skinnerian conditioning, but was not certain exactly what payoff she received.
Essentialism has affinities with Skinnerian and Pavlovian behaviorism.