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Starting with the 'conditioned reflex' that the Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov famously identified while studying dogs, Martin explores the development of a significant alternative to the Freudian way of thinking, 'behaviourism' - including recordings of the controversial American psychologist BF Skinner and an interview with his daughter Deborah, who as a child was the subject of her father's close scientific observations.

Producer: Alan Hall
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.

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15 minutes

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Fri 19 Jan 2018 02:15