Another Classmate Is Very Unsettled After Reading About B F Skinner’S Claim That Free Will Is An Illusion

Question

Another classmate is very unsettled after reading about B.F. Skinner’s

claim that free will is an illusion.

Psychology always tries to treat

human beings like lab rats, whose behavior can be manipulated. I have

free will, and I decide what I’m going to do next. What would you tell

your friend? Does an understanding of the basic principles of psychol-

ogy allow us to predict every detail of what individual humans will do?

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