A Radical Behaviorist?
Myth #1: B.F. Skinner advocated punishment.
At no time in his carear was Skinner an advocate of punishment. This is directly said both in his early and later books.
Myth #2: Radical Behaviorists believe in using punishment.
That's funny because I am a radical behaviorist and I don't believe in using punishment. Skinner was the first radical behaviorist and he didn't believe in using punishment. Radical behaviorists are not "radical" because we are really, really behavior analytic, or because we condone punishment. We are radical because we seperated from earlier forms of behaviorism, namely in that we consider thoughts and feelings to be objects worthy of formal study.