B. F. Skinner

Fellow: Awarded 1942

Field of Study: Psychology

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 03-20-1904

Died: 08-18-1990

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1941–42:

SKINNER, BURRHUS FREDERIC.  Appointed for the preparation of a book on verbal behavior; tenure, twelve months from August 1, 1942.

Born March 20, 1904, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.  Education:  Hamilton College, A.B., 1926; Harvard University, A.M., 1930, Ph.D., 1931. National Research Council Fellow, 1931–33; Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows, Harvard University, 1933–36.

Instructor in Psychology, 1936–37, Assistant Professor, 1937–40, Associate Professor, 1941—, University of Minnesota. Lecturer in Psychology, Harvard University, Summer, 1938; Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Chicago, Summer, 1941.

Publications:  The Behavior of Organisms, 1938. Articles and reviews in Journal of General Psychology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, American Journal of Psychology, Psychological Record, Journal of Comparative Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology, Journal of Psychology, Atlantic Monthly, Saturday Review of Literature, Psychological Bulletin, Journal of Abnormal Social Psychology.


National Academy of Sciences , 1950