B. F. Skinner, 1904-1990

American behaviorist, viewed animal (human) behavior in mechanical terms, and was criticized by other humanists for his theory that rejected the reality of free will and human dignity. Later, Paul Kurtz invited him to be a member of the publications committee, which he accepted. The most likely turning point from “the third force-inspired humanism of McCarroll and toward the more deterministic scientific humanism…” (ch. 7 p. 15) , AHA Humanist of the Year, first behaviorist psychologist to win award, signatory of Humanist Manifesto II (1973)