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Skinnerian

[ ski-neer-ee-uhn ]
/ skɪˈnɪər i ən /
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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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How to use Skinnerian in a sentence

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

    The Way of All Flesh|Samuel Butler
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