Sunday, July 27, 2008

RIP Katherine Kincade

Katherine Kincade was one of the founders of Twin Oaks, a commune founded in the late 1960s based on the principles of B. F. Skinner. She passed away July 3 at age 77.

Skinner was one of the premier behaviorists in 20th Century psychology. The intention behind Twin Oaks was that Skinner's principles of reinforcing desired behavior could be the basis for a successful and harmonious society. Skinner even wrote a novel describing such an ideal society. The book is Walden Two. Here's a link to it at Amazon.

Here is a link to her obituary in the New York Times.


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