Operants podcast is available for download. Sheila Habarad hosts Dr. Julie Vargas, Dr. Joyce Tu, Bruna Colombo dos Santos, and Monalisa Leão. Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes. Here is the link: http://www.bfskinner.org/podcasts/
The collection of B. F. Skinner’s works on education, The Technology of Teaching, is now available in electronic formats. Exclusive to the B. F. Skinner Foundation’s bookstore is the PDF, priced at $0.99.
Rating on Amazon for the print version of The Technology of Teaching is 5 stars out 5. Here is what one reviewer […]
The Analysis of Behavior: A Program for Self-Instruction by James G. Holland and B. F. Skinner introduced behavior analysis to thousands of students. The program produced a superior level of mastery than that obtained from textbooks. The program shaped basic behavioral concepts with small steps that built to teach increasingly complex skills. The 1961 […]
David C. Palmer has replaced Brenda Terzich-Garland as a member of the Board of Directors of the B. F. Skinner Foundation. We thank Brenda for her service and look forward to working with Dave over the next few years. Dave has participated in the Foundation’s activities before, and contributed the new Foreword for the […]
As promised, Operants magazine has transitioned from a quarterly publication to six editions per year. The January-February, 2016 issue has been delivered to subscribers and it features a wealth of material on the history of behavioral science. Enjoy a trip back in time to B. F. Skinner’s early years at Harvard and learn who […]
B. F. Skinner’s first book, The Behavior of Organisms is now available in electronic formats. Exclusive to the B. F. Skinner Foundation’s bookstore (http://www.bfskinner.org/shop-2/) is the PDF, priced at $0.99. Skinner’s Verbal Behavior and other PDFs are $0.99 as well, and Science and Human Behavior is free. These PDFs are Name-Your-Price products. That means […]
On January 4, 2016, the B. F. Skinner Foundation launched a new project – Skinner’s Quote of the Day. Quotes from B. F. Skinner works, selected by renowned scientists, appear daily Monday-Friday in order, starting with Chapter 1 of each book and running all the way through the last chapter. We started with the […]
Quarter IV edition of Operants magazine went out to subscribers on December 30, 2015. This edition is a special one: We remember B. F. Skinner 25 years after his death by reflecting on the state of behavioral science in Brazil, Europe, Israel, and North America. We also look at the young generation of behaviorologists […]
Karen Pryor, a best-selling author, stopped by the B. F. Skinner Foundation’s offices. She was interviewed for the upcoming edition of Operants by Sheila Habarad, Editor-In-Chief (left). Karen is a behavioral biologist with an international reputation in two fields, marine mammal biology and behavioral psychology. She is a founder and leading proponent of “clicker […]
Quarter III, 2015 edition of Operants magazine went out to subscribers on September 26. In this issue we feature contributions from, and profiles of scientists and practitioners from Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan, and the USA. There is a discussion on Ivan Pavlov and his influence on young Skinner. Also, our […]
For as little as $1.99 you can download Walden Two read by B. F. Skinner. It is available both in MP3 and iTunes audio book formats (combining all chapters into one file was impractical due to size, so you will have to download each chapter as a separate file).
This audio book is a Name-Your-Price […]
The B. F. Skinner Foundation sponsors research awards through Florida Association of Behavior Analysis (FABA) and Division 25 of the American Psychological Association. In 2015 award winners are, respectively:
Ashley Tudor, B.A., BCaBA. Read more here.
Dr. Bethany Raiff, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology
Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey. Read more here.
Quarter II, 2015 edition of Operants went out to subscribers on July 8. This edition is dedicated to to education, with contributors from Brazil, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States. This issue discusses the scientific underpinnings needed for effective instruction. Several techniques illustrate the application of the science of behavior […]
Verbal Behavior as a name-your-price PDF book (starting at $0.99) has been a resounding success! Many of you have added a modest donation on top of the minimum price, thank you! As the direct result of your generosity the B. F. Skinner Foundation is able to continue to offer all its PDF books as […]
With the support of The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. (BACB), the B. F. Skinner Foundation has completed the conversion of Schedules of Reinforcement by C. B. Ferster and B. F. Skinner into the e-book formats. It is available for purchase through the Foundation’s online bookstore, as well as on Amazon, GooglePlay, iTunes and Kobo.
For a very limited time (until May 21, to be exact) we are making PDF version of Verbal Behavior by B. F. Skinner available through Name-Your-Price convention. That means that the minimal price is set at $0.99, and everything you decide to pay above that is a charitable contribution to the B. F. Skinner […]
The article Contingencies over B. F. Skinner’s Discovery of Contingencies by Dr. Julie S. Vargas is now available on the B. F. Skinner Foundation’s website. Originally this article appeared in EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS in No. 2, Winter 2004.
B. F. Skinner began graduate school thinking he would extend Pavlov and Watson’s stimulus-response
analysis of […]
Enjoy Old Age by B. F. Skinner and M. E. Vaughn just got published in Norway by Forgalet Krippendorf (www.krippendorf.no). Photo on the cover – Borgny Alvilde Johansen, 90 years young.
The book by B. F. Skinner and Margaret Vaughan is based on the lecture Intellectual Self-Management In Old Age, delivered by Skinner at the […]
Quarter I, 2015 edition of Operants went out to subscribers on March 25. This edition is dedicated to the international expansion of Skinner’s science. Among featured articles you will find a report on European Association of Behavioral Analysis (EABA) Conference in Stockholm and interviews with scientists and practitioners from Northern Ireland, Norway, Turkey, and […]
Some of the books in our bookstore (most of the PDF versions of e-books) are now Name-Your-Price products. That means that while we set the minimum amount (from $0 to $0.99 in most cases), the amount you actually pay is up to you. Every dollar you add on top of the minimum price is […]
The B. F. Skinner Foundation wants to translate into as many languages as possible and distribute for free a PDF version of Science and Human Behavior by Skinner. What languages shall we start with (English version is already a free download through our bookstore). Please let us know by going to the bookstore and […]
With the support of BACB, the B. F. Skinner Foundation has completed the conversion of Skinner’s Cumulative Record (Definitive Edition) into the e-book formats. It is available for purchase through the Foundation’s online bookstore, as well as on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and Kobo.
The latest edition of our quarterly report, Operants, went out to subscribers on December 18, 2014. In this special issue we celebrate B. F. Skinner’s 110th birthday anniversary by sharing unique archival materials, as well as memories provided by Skinner’s family, friends, colleagues and students. If you want to better understand Skinner the man […]
For those of you who were shopping for the vintage Notebooks by B. F. Skinner on our website in the last couple of months and received an “Out of Stock” message: through a donation we have secured a very limited number of these books: http://www.bfskinner.org/product/vintage-notebooks/.
We expect them to sell out very quickly, so we […]
The B. F. Skinner Foundation sponsors Student Research Award and Student Poster Award through the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT). Congratulations to 2014 award winners: Kara Wunderlich, University of Florida, and Meagan Barber, Simmons College and New England Center for Children! http://www.bfskinner.org/babat/
This week we are launching our once-a-year fundraising campaign. The Foundation needs money to keep Skinner’s works in print, convert books into electronic formats, publish the Operants report, maintain and expand our Behavioral archives and make resources available to the public through our website www.bfskinner.org. We want to make it interesting this year. Everyone […]
New issue of Operants is here!
As the cover story, this Quarter III issue features the interview with Otto Fad, Elephant Manager at Busch Gardens Tampa, who talks about his team and their use of advanced operant techniques and positive reinforcement in elephant training.
As always, there are profiles of behavioral scientists and practitioners from around […]
The B. F. Skinner Foundation sponsors student research awards through California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA) and Florida Association of Behavior Analysis (FABA). In 2014 award winners are, respectively:
Candice Hansard from California State University, Northridge; for Video Modeling to Train Undergraduates to Conduct a Paired-Stimulus Preference Assessment; and
Catalina Rey from Florida Institute of Technology, […]
On August 8, 2014 the second annual Ethics in Professional Practice conference took place at the Endicott College Campus in Beverly, Massachusetts. A one day conference featured leaders in the fields of Psychology, Business, Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis. During the conference the sculpture of B. F. Skinner was unveiled by the sculptor, internationally […]
Contingencies of Reinforcement in e-book format is now available not only in the B. F. Skinner Foundation Bookstore, but also through all major online retailers. Here are the clickable links: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google Play, iTunes, and Kobo. As always, if you are planning to buy (or purchased already) a print edition of […]
The Foundation continues to produce electronic versions of the books we publish. The latest addition to our e-book library is Principles of Psychology by Keller and Shoenfeld, or K&S as it is known to many. The title is now available in our Bookstore; and also through all major online retailers (click on the link […]
Picture this: it is the fall of 1958, Skinner is relaxing on Sunday morning and decides to write down things that “come to mind”. And then he sorts them: “unavoidable routine”, “no pressure”, “termination in sight”, “long term”.
Skinner wrote all his notes in long hand, and then he had most of them typed by […]
A quick response to your queries: Verbal Behavior in e-book format is now available not only in our Bookstore, but also through all major online retailers. Here are the clickable links: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google Play, iTunes, and Kobo. If you are planning to buy (or purchased already) a print edition of Verbal […]
The Quarter II Operants edition features news about Walden Two (and some reflections about the book), continued discussion on how to make Skinner prominently featured in introductory psychology textbooks, and profiles of more behavioral practitioners from around the world. As always there is discussion about Skinner’s direct and hidden impact on modern society; and […]
With the generous support by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) the B. F. Skinner Foundation has converted the definitive edition of Verbal Behavior into e-book formats. Please visit our Bookstore to get your copy in either epub (works on Apple products, Nooks from Barnes and Nobles, Android-powered tablets and phones, KOBO readers, etc.) […]
Do you shop on Amazon.com? Have you heard about AmazonSmile? It is the same Amazon you know, with same products, same prices, same service, AND Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. So every time you buy something you want and need, you will […]
In 2014 the B. F. Skinner Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary and 110th birthday of B. F. Skinner. Throughout the year we will have different promotions and giveaways on our website, and we are starting today by introducing a limited-time 50% (!) discount on Schedules of Reinforcement by B. F. Skinner! The book […]
The new edition of Operants (Quarter 1, 2014) is available! Operants is now more than a newsletter, we call it a B. F. Skinner Foundation report. Please visit http://www.bfskinner.org/behavioral-science/operants/ to view this and prior editions and to subscribe for future ones.
B. F. Skinner loved birthdays. A sense of his feelings about them shows in his book Walden Two. The scene involves a birthday of a seven-year old girl. The narrator Burris, catches the communities’ founder Frazier, in a rare moment of sentimentality:
“The candles were blown out and the business of cutting the cake began.
As you may have noticed, we’ve restructured our website! We hope this will make the information you need easier to find.
There may be a few technical hiccups with the new site; if you experience problems or broken links, first try clearing your cache and refreshing, and if that doesn’t work, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org […]