Ogden R. Lindsley, Ph.D
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Ogden R. Lindsley (b. August 11, 1922, in Providence, Rhode Island - d. October 10, 2004) was an American psychologist. He is best known for developing Precision Teaching and Celeration Charting.
In 1948, he obtained an A.B. in Psychology from Brown University and two years later in 1950 his Sc.M. in Experimental Psychology. At Harvard University he studied Psychology under B. F. Skinner, earning his Ph.D. in 1957.
In 1953, Lindsley started the Behavior Research Laboratory at Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts Mental Health Center). There he analyzed the behavior of persons with schizophrenia. This was the first human operant laboratory. He invented the term "behavior therapy".