Skinnerian


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Skin·ner·i·an

 (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.
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Noun1.Skinnerian - a follower of the theories or methods of B. F. Skinner
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another
Adj.1.Skinnerian - of or relating to B. F. Skinner or his behaviorist psychology
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