[ski-neer-ee-uh n]


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

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Historical Examples of skinnerian

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