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10 Quotes on Life, Education and Success from Psychologist BF Skinner

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10 Quotes on Life, Education and Success from Psychologist BF Skinner 1
If you’ve ever taken a psychology class or done some psychology reading, you’ve probably heard the famous term ‘Skinner’s box’. Skinner reached important findings with his operant conditioning experiments with mice. Skinner, who passed away in 1990, was so passionate about what he did that he spent every day planning and working for hours.
Much of Skinner’s work is experimental research done in the lab; Some of them have worked in the fields of education, human problems management and social planning. Science and Human Behavior (Science and Human Behavior, Skinner, 1953) best reveals the idea that Skinner’s behavioral concepts can be applied to every field.

1) Failure is not always a mistake, it may be the best thing you can do when appropriate. The real mistake is to stop trying.
2) Education is what remains after everything learned is forgotten.
3) If you are old, don’t try to change yourself, change your environment.
4) We should teach a love of reading, not great books. Knowing the content of a few works of literature is an insignificant achievement. The tendency to keep reading is a great success.
5) The most ideal behaviorism is to completely eliminate the pressure to make people do what we want and to achieve the results we want by changing their environment.
6) The most ideal behavior is to completely eliminate the pressure to make people do what we want and to achieve the results we want by changing their environment.
7) A large number of smart men and well-meaning women are currently trying to build a better world. But problems arise faster than they can be solved.
8) If freedom is a requirement of human happiness, then all that is necessary is to provide the illusion of freedom.
9) Not everyone is willing to defend a position of not knowing. There is no virtue in ignorance for its own sake.
10) I would get up at 6 in the morning, study until breakfast, then go to lectures, labs and libraries, and not spend more than 15 minutes unplanned all day. I would work until 9 o’clock at night and then go to sleep. I wouldn’t play games, I wouldn’t watch movies. I seldom went to concerts, hardly ever dated, and studied nothing but psychology and physiology.
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