Ep 228 (video): Did B.F. Skinner Raise His Children in a Skinner Box?

  • October 22, 2014

You may have heard this rumor about B.F. Skinner raising his children in one of his (presumably oversized) “Skinner boxes”. Is there any truth to this? Related rumors: that Skinner’s daughter became mentally ill as a result of being raised in this box and that she sued her father when she became an adult. We […]

Ep 191: What Was B. F. Skinner Really Like?

  • March 11, 2013

  Would you be surprised to learn that B.F. Skinner was a very likable guy and that you may actually be very much in agreement with his ideas? Many people who study psychology have a negative impression of Skinner. Well, I’m about to challenge those impressions by presenting a side of Skinner you probably haven’t […]

Episode 73: On the Folly of….A Classic Article

  • September 29, 2008

On The Folly of Rewarding A While Hoping For B is a well known article by Steven Kerr that appeared in The Academy of Management Executive. Want an example of how insightful Steven Kerr was with this article that is still relevant today? Look no further than the US election and Comedy Central.

Episode 47: The Little Albert Study: What You Know is…Mostly Wrong

  • February 19, 2008

Think you know a lot about the little Albert experiment conducted by John Watson? Well, guess what – you’d be surprised at how much of the story is simply not true. If you’re wondering whatever happened to little Albert, then I suggest you take a listen to this episode and get the facts on this fascinating story.