Skinnerian

[ ski-neer-ee-uhn ]
/ skɪˈnɪər i ən /

noun

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

adjective

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

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Origin of Skinnerian

First recorded in 1955–60; Skinner + -ian
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Example sentences 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