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According to Behaviorist B.F. Skinner, why do people believe in free will?
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According to Skinner, who is not without his critics, free will is the response to long past and recent present reinforcement of patterns and actions that direct behavior. Consequently, according to Skinner, reacting to these long accumulated reinforcements creates an illusion in the mind of having made a free and deliberately selected choice. As a result of neuro-transmitter synaptic illusion, people believe their actions are free will; freely willed.
Posted by karythcara on May 6, 2013 at 10:45 PM (Answer #1)
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