In honor of BF Skinner’s birthday, I thought I’d share these fun clips from the Big Bang Theory which touch on some of the four quadrants that Skinner pinpointed as part of “operant conditioning.” Operant is another one of those weird Skinner words that probably could’ve used a go over in the ad offices of Sterling Cooper. “Operant” simply means that the trainee is “operating” on their environment to affect change. God, even I fell asleep during that sentence. Sorry. Just watch the sitcom’s explanation. If you like it, I’ll scratch your belly.