Modern Perspectives on B. F. Skinner and Contemporary Behaviorism


A group of respected historians and authorities reassess the role of B. F. Skinner and contemporary behaviorism in the history of 20th-century psychology. This landmark collection provides an interesting mix of modern perspectives to clarify perceptions of the theories and approaches of Skinner and of other radical and contemporary behaviorists. This reevaluation of the philosophical bases and development of behavior analysis offers new interpretation. Psychologists, historians, philosophers, and advanced undergraduates and graduate students will also find the work important for its first-to-date comprehensive bibliography of Skinner's published works and for its lengthy historiography of important studies dealing with Skinner and behaviorism. This volume is a companion to Modern Perspectives of John B. Watson and Classical Behaviorism edited by Todd and Morris and published by Greenwood Press in 1994.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Edward K. Morris
  • Fred S. Keller
  • Terry J. Knapp
  • James A. Dinsmoor
  • Laurence D. Smith
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1995


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