Behavior and Social Issues

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 129–139 | Cite as

Behaviorism and Public Policy: B. F. Skinner’s Views on Gambling

  • Terry J. KnappEmail author


The spread, regulation, and social side effects of gambling are major public policy issues. Although not presented systematically, extensive remarks about the nature of gambling appear in the works of B. F. Skinner. These are explicated in two broad categories: Skinner’s explanation of gambling, and his argument(s) against gambling.


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© Association for Behavior Analysis International 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Nevada, Las VegasLas VegasUSA

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