The impact of B. F. Skinner’s science of operant learning on early childhood research, theory, treatment, and care

  title={The impact of B. F. Skinner’s science of operant learning on early childhood research, theory, treatment, and care},
  author={Henry D Schlinger},
  journal={Early Child Development and Care},
  pages={1089 - 1106}
  • H. Schlinger
  • Published 17 January 2021
  • Psychology
  • Early Child Development and Care
ABSTRACT B. F. Skinner is the most eminent psychologist of the twentieth century, and it is no exaggeration to say that his discovery of operant learning (conditioning) has influenced the broader field of psychology, as well as other disciplines, including education, neuroscience, and philosophy. Skinner’s discovery and elucidation of operant learning has also had an immeasurable impact on our understanding of behavioural changes in infancy and childhood and on the treatment of behavioural… 


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