[ ski-neer-ee-uh n ]
/ skɪˈnɪər i ən /


a psychologist who follows behaviorist theories developed by B. F. Skinner.


of or relating to theories developed by Skinner, especially concerning operant conditioning.

Origin of Skinnerian

First recorded in 1955–60; Skinner + -ian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for skinnerian

  • Such boys, however, were in a minority, the spirit of the place being decidedly Skinnerian.

    The Way of All Flesh|Samuel Butler