The Special Professor Keller

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid


Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1978, Vol 23(11), 826–827. Reviews the book, Summers and Sabbaticals: Selected Papers on Psychology and Education by Fred S. Keller (1977). In this short volume, 13 papers and talks are brought together to give an overview of the more than 50 years' professional career of the author. Keller is widely regarded among behaviorists with a respect, esteem, and affection that one might have thought would be reserved for B. F. Skinner alone. This book makes clear why the prestige is shared. The volume is much more valuable than is apparent from casual inspection, mainly in the lessons it has to teach about living life in the rich appreciation of others and in a compassionate and reasoned concern with the problems of society. The dominant theme of Keller's professional life has been a focal interest in teaching and in using the principles of “reinforcement theory” to help solve practical problems in education. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles