Burrhus Frederic Skinner


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Noun1.Burrhus Frederic Skinner - United States psychologist and a leading proponent of behaviorism (1904-1990)
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Skinner, incidentally, was Burrhus Frederic Skinner (1904-90), an American psychologist and behaviorist who believed free will is an illusion and that human actions are dependent on the consequences of previous actions.
The net result was that Boas's cultural relativism swept to victory in the human sciences--Emile Durkheim in sociology, Burrhus Frederic Skinner and John B.