Recognized for his contributions in psychometrics;
His work was focused on the development of the field of educational psychology - this is the branch that focuses on studying how people take in knowledge in order to further develop educational materials and approaches for teaching;
He is also known for his puzzle box experiments with animals.
Burrhus Frederic Skinner is known for his work on operant conditioning - it is a form of behavior modification that helps elaborate and alter certain behaviors.
He is also famously known for his experimentation using a condition chamber or commonly known as the "Skinner Box". The Skinner Box led to the formation of theories about ideal reward reinforcement schedules.
He was a French psychologist who partially contributed to the formation of IQ test - the objective measurement for intelligence;
He studied physiology after getting his law degree in 1878, then worked at a neurological clinic in Paris in 1880s, then pursued a long term career in research and became a director of the Sorbonne; and
Has published over 200 books and articles on diverse subject matters;
He studied the behavior of monkeys in a laboratory environment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison;
His researched proved his hypothesis that "human infants needed similar contact from their mothers" correct when baby monkeys showed that they needed more than mere sustenance to thrive. They needed contact comfort.
His contribution continues to be an influential breakthrough in parenting styles up to date.
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