Unpublished Works

1. PDF: Manuscript from B. F. Skinner’s 1948 William James Lectures

2. PDF: Hefferline Notes, A Psychological Analysis of Verbal Behavior (from B. F. Skinner’s 1947 summer course at Columbia University).



The B. F. Skinner Foundation owns the copyright of a significant portion of Skinner’s heritage, including 12 running feet of unpublished notes. Skinner wrote all his notes in long hand, and then he had most of them typed by his secretary. Skinner then edited the typed copies, correcting proper names or other mistakes. That provides us with eligible and edited copy, so there is little need for transcription and accuracy checks. The Foundation is working on scanning them and archiving them online in PDF formant.

1. From 1958: “The Stream of Consciousness”