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B. F. Skinner Quotes
Brief author info: B. F. Skinner (1904-1990) American behavioral psychologist and writer.
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If you're old, don't try to change yourself, change your environment.
We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.
Unable to understand how or why the person we see behaves as he does, we attribute his behavior to a person we cannot see, whose behavior we cannot explain either but about whom we are not inclined to ask questions.
Was putting a man on the moon actually easier than improving education in our public schools?
Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.
We admire people to the extent that we cannot explain what they do, and the word "admire" then means "marvel at".
The extent to which human aggression exemplifies innate tendencies is not clear.
The simulated approval and affection with which parents and teachers are often urged to solve behavior problems are counterfeit. So are flattery, backslap-ping, and many other ways of "winning friends."
A culture must be reasonably stable, but it must also change, and it will presumably be strongest if it can avoid excessive respect for tradition and fear of novelty on the one hand and excessively rapid change on the other.
Overcrowding can be corrected only by inducing people not to crowd, and the environment will continue to deteriorate until polluting practices are abandoned.
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