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Alex Beam

Author opens a 'Box,' and a can of worms

By Alex Beam
Globe Columnist / March 16, 2004

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In the first chapter of her new book, "Opening Skinner's Box," Lauren Slater tackles the disturbing myth of Deborah Skinner, the daughter of controversial Harvard psychologist B.F. Skinner. Professor Skinner was a giant in the field of behavioral psychology -- he popularized the phrase "positive reinforcement" -- and achieved cult status for his best-selling book "Walden Two," his vision of ... (Full Article: 730 Words)

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