We do not determine if Stephenson was a Skinnerian
, a Kantorian, both, or neither, although he certainly offered relevant comments (e.
As it was said before, an analytical category is the result of an abstraction in the Skinnerian
Furthermore, perhaps one of the major criticisms of Mackintosh's paper is his complete disregard for any theoretical perspective which has evolved from the Skinnerian
The book tells readers how to rewire existing behavior using a Skinnerian
three-step process of cue, routine, and reward that he calls "the habit loop.
As any student who had completed a course in Psychology 101 in his undergrad years would tell you (and this columnist had), this antiquated theory is based on the Skinnerian
model of SR (stimulus-response), devised in the 1950s by the Harvard University behavioral psychologist B.
This textbook on the principles of learning and behavior outlines concepts related to conditioning and learning, emphasizes that learning procedures are built on behavior systems shaped by evolution, and provides an account of the field in terms of both the Pavlovian associationist tradition and the Skinnerian
It is Skinnerian
psychology writ large--if all we care about is what goes in (stimulus) and what comes out (response), then to be effective we do not need to know what happens inside the mind/brain of the individual.
Yee explains this in terms of Skinnerian
psychology, as players interpret events as behavior-linked stimuli.
Skinners crude behaviorism of 50 years ago has seen the beginnings of a revival in the current interest in neuroscience (and behavioral economics), which may also portend a revival of a much more sophisticated updating of the Skinnerian
vision of therapeutic government.
This is no less true of religious--and for our purposes here, Christian --communities than it is of Skinnerian
or Utopian communities.
I have also found it beneficial to make the jobs into game-like activities with built-in rewards or incentives based on Skinnerian
theory of positive reinforcement (Skinner, 1938).
In the last decades, Sigrid Glenn, from the proposition of the concept of 'metacontingency', has developed a behavioral-analytic proposal that seeks to amplify the Skinnerian
treatment given to cultural selection/evolution processes.