BF Skinner on YouTube

Aside from the millions of adolescents talking to camera in their bedrooms, entertaining peers with their unoriginal observations on life (unlike keeping a blog, eh?) or lip-syncing to 80s pop songs, who would have thought that YouTube could have some educational benefit?

I recently discovered a couple of YouTube videos of BF Skinner, for those of a behavioural bent. First, a general discussion of his career:

And second, an excerpt from his final public speech (for the American Psychological Association), days before his death. Controversial to the end he describes cognitive science as “the creationism of psychology” (3:20 mins into the video).


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