“B. F. Skinner’s notorious theory of behavior modification was denounced by critics 50 years ago as a fascist, manipulative vehicle for government control. But Skinner’s ideas are making an unlikely comeback today, powered by smartphone apps that are transforming us into thinner, richer, all-around-better versions of ourselves. The only thing we have to give up? Free will.” (The Atlantic).
- Can B.F. Skinner Make Us Skinny? (andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com)
- Big Brother Is Watching You: The New Wave of Weight-Loss Apps [Science] (jezebel.com)
- B.F. Skinner: Scientist, Celebrity, Social Visionary (psychologicalscience.org)
- Live Chat With David H. Freedman (theatlantic.com)