Quotes by B. F. Skinner

Burrhus Frederic Skinner, commonly known as B. F.

The best Quotes and Sayings

A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.

Failures, Beginning, MotivationB. F. Skinner
2
Comment 

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.

Artificial IntelligenceB. F. Skinner
 
Comment 

A person who has been punished is not less inclined to behave in a given way; at best, he learns how to avoid punishment.

B. F. Skinner
 
Comment 

The ideal of behaviorism is to eliminate coercion: to apply controls by changing the environment in such a way as to reinforce the kind of behavior that benefits everyone.

B. F. Skinner
 
Comment 

When you run into something interesting, drop everything else and study it.

Learning, CuriosityB. F. Skinner
1
Comment