Quotes by B. F. Skinner

Burrhus Frederic Skinner, commonly known as B. F.

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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.

B. F. SkinnerFailures, Beginning, Motivation

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

B. F. SkinnerArtificial Intelligence

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

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

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

B. F. SkinnerLearning, Curiosity