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655CONVERSATION WITH B. F. SKINNERCONVERSATION WITH B. F. SKINNER1972color23 min16mm/vhs Using terms and examples the layman can understand, Dr. B. F. Skinner answers some of his most persistent critics and covers the origin of behaviorism and its basic principles. His main argument is the need for a culture designed by behaviorists. He explores the notion of control with its use and potential misuse and punishment and freedom. The resistance to a behavioral technology and the "hidden controls of our culture" are examined. Dr. Skinner discusses some of the problems involved in implementing behavior modification systems in open and closed settings and concludes with a discussion on the survival of a culture and the definition of man.