It's Skinner time! World explorer Augustus Skinner left his 4 grandkids a big surprise… the Skinner kids are now Guardians of the Lost Secrets… a collection of artefacts across the world that possess freaky powers, and crazy creatures that nobody ever believed really existed.

As international adventurers, artefact hunters and secret guardians – these teens must live their lives protecting The Lost Secrets against those who would corrupt their powers and endanger the planet.

This is the flipped-out, fun and freakish world of the Skinners. And it all results in loads of freestyle missions, teenage antics and offbeat fun.

Being teens, these kids have a secret weapon – their youth! Nobody would ever guess that four kids would be capable of outsmarting the powerful Shadowy League and protecting the world.

With 52 missions behind them these guardians are up for anything!

Based on the original concept created by Steve Lyons.

Skinner Boys - Netflix

Type: Animation

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2014-08-02

Skinner Boys - B. F. Skinner - Netflix

Burrhus Frederic Skinner (March 20, 1904 – August 18, 1990), commonly known as B. F. Skinner, was an American psychologist, behaviorist, author, inventor, and social philosopher. He was the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University from 1958 until his retirement in 1974. Skinner considered free will an illusion and human action dependent on consequences of previous actions. If the consequences are bad, there is a high chance the action will not be repeated; if the consequences are good, the probability of the action being repeated becomes stronger. Skinner called this the principle of reinforcement. To strengthen behavior, Skinner used operant conditioning, and he considered the rate of response to be the most effective measure of response strength. To study operant conditioning, he invented the operant conditioning chamber, also known as the Skinner Box, and to measure rate he invented the cumulative recorder. Using these tools, he and C. B. Ferster produced his most influential experimental work, which appeared in their book Schedules of Reinforcement (1957). Skinner developed behavior analysis, the philosophy of that science he called radical behaviorism, and founded a school of experimental research psychology—the experimental analysis of behavior. He imagined the application of his ideas to the design of a human community in his utopian novel, Walden Two, and his analysis of human behavior culminated in his work, Verbal Behavior. Skinner was a prolific author who published 21 books and 180 articles. Contemporary academia considers Skinner a pioneer of modern behaviorism, along with John B. Watson and Ivan Pavlov. A June 2002 survey listed Skinner as the most influential psychologist of the 20th century.

Skinner Boys - Cumulative recorder - Netflix

The cumulative recorder makes a pen-and-ink record of simple repeated responses. Skinner designed it for use with the Operant chamber as a convenient way to record and view the rate of responses such as a lever press or a key peck. In this device, a sheet of paper gradually unrolls over a cylinder. Each response steps a small pen across the paper, starting at one edge; when the pen reaches the other edge, it quickly resets to the initial side. The slope of the resulting ink line graphically displays the rate of the response; for example, rapid responses yield a steeply sloping line on the paper, slow responding yields a line of low slope. The cumulative recorder was a key tool used by Skinner in his analysis of behavior, and it was very widely adopted by other experimenters, gradually falling out of use with the advent of the laboratory computer. Skinner's major experimental exploration of response rates, presented in his book with C. B. Ferster, Schedules of Reinforcement, is full of cumulative records produced by this device.

Skinner Boys - References - Netflix