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Lindsley, Ogden R.
J. M. Blackbourn
Ogden R. Lindsley (1922–2004) was a pioneer in the area of behavioral psychology. He was the first individual to employ behavioral principles in the treatment of human subjects. His work directly affected the field of education through establishing the foundations of applied behavior analysis and behavioral interventions with individuals who possess disabilities. Lindsley studied under B. F. Skinner at Harvard and received his PhD in psychology in 1957. During his time as director of the Behavioral Research Center of Harvard University, he applied the principles of behaviorism in the treatment of persons with mental retardation, emotional disorders, and developmental disabilities. The center was ...