Psychologist and writer, B.F. Skinner was born in 1904 to parents Grace and William Skinner in the town of Susquehanna, Pennsylvania. B.F. had a younger brother, Edward, who he died when just 16 years old of a cerebral hemorrhage.
After high school, Skinner enrolled at Hamilton College in New York, with the dream of becoming a writer. He also became a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1926. He then enrolled at Harvard University and graduated in 1931 with a Ph.D, but elected to stay on as a researcher until 1936. Around this time, he married Yvonne Blue, with whom he would raise two daughters. Read the rest of this entry »