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His Own Best Subject: A Visit to B F Skinner’s Basement

Synopsis
B F (Fred) Skinner applied behavioural principles to his own life. His daughter Julie Vargas conducts a tour of the basement study in which he wrote many of his books and articles. He created ingenious gadgets to enhance his workspace and used clever ways of organising the writing that was the focus of his life during his last decades. Dr Vargas and her sister also share fond memories of their father, who was a very involved and loving parent who would happily set aside his writing to be available to them.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS (PAL). col. 20 min.
Year of production
2000
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: US$105.00 (+p&p) PAL
Subjects
Psychology
Keywords
behavioural psychology; biographies; Skinner, Burrhus Frederic

Credits

Cast
Julie Vargas 

Production Company

Name

Davidson Films Inc.

Distributor

Name

Davidson Films Inc.

Email
dfi@davidsonfilms.com
Web
http://www.davidsonfilms.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 888 437 4200
Fax
+1 805 594 0532
Address
735 Tank Farm Road
San Luis Obispo
CA 93401
USA
Notes
A US-based production and distribution company specialising in films relating to psychology, gerontology, child development, and neuroscience. Many of these feature footage or interviews with eminent scientists. Sale on DVD and supplied with closed captioning.

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