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  1. Fair points made about Skinnerian theory. However, Skinner has been dead since 1990 and his main theories were published in 1957. It would only be fair to mention that Skinnerian theory is only one behavioural theory. New behavioural theories are not subject to the same critiques. These critiques are valid regarding Skinner’s work, however some are decades out of date regarding “behaviourism”, the approach to studying language and cognition. Regarding their use in pop psychology, no complaints here – they don’t know anything beyond the basics of Skinner’s techniques.

    1. Hi Shane. Thanks for the feedback. I’m glad it came across clearly that I’m describing how Skinnerian ideas are used and abused in daily life. Describing modern Behaviorism would be an entirely different article.

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