Reinforcement in Learning: Integrating Skinner and Scripture

From: Volume XIV, Issue 1: Autumn 1993 Pages 58-72


This is an integrative article which examines Skinner's theory of operant conditioning. First, it summarizes Skinner's ideas of operant conditioning. Second, it articulates a biblical and theological response. Third, it compares and contrasts Skinner and Scripture, and finally it proposes some implications for Christian education. The conclusion of the author is that while Christina must reject Skinner's philosophical presuppositions, there is much to be learned from his technology.



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