Explore BrainMass

B. F. Skinner: Theoretical Concepts

What theoretical concepts are attributed to B. F. Skinner? Which one of these concepts had the greatest effect on the field of psychology? Why?

Solution Preview

The theoretical concept attributed to B.F. Skinner are the theory of Operant Conditioning, which was based on a theory by Thorndike that was called Law of Effect (McLeod, 2013). Skinner then took that theory and expanded by calling it the Law of Effect - Reinforcement. His theory ...

Solution Summary

A discussion on B.F. Skinner and this theorectial concepts as well as which had the greatest impact on pscyhology. 150 words, 1 reference.