Excerpt: "Considered to be the father of modem behavioral psychology. Son of a moderately prosperous lawyer, Skinner was born in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, and grew up there in a middle-class Protestant family. He attended Hamilton College, completing his B.A. in 1926. Skinner planned on a literary career but quickly gave this up. He enrolled in psychology at Harvard in 192 7, completing his M.A. in 19 30 and his Ph.D. in 1931."
Bufford, Rodger K., "Burrhus Frederic Skinner" (1999). Faculty Publications - Grad School of Clinical Psychology. 297.