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Ogden Lindsley was an American psychologist best known for developing Precision Teaching and Celeration Charting.

Biographical informationEdit

Ogden R. Lindsley was born August 11, 1922 in Providence Rhode Island. He died on October 10, 2004 died of bile duct cancer at the Kansas University Medical Center with his wife, Nancy, at his side.


In 1948, he obtained A.B. in Psychology from Brown University and two years later in 1950 his Sc.M. in Experimental Psychology.


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  • Lindsley, O. R. (1990a). Our aims, discoveries, failures, and problem. Journal of Precision Teaching, 7, 7-17.
  • Lindsley, O. R. (1990b). Precision teaching: By teachers for children. Teaching Exceptional Children, 22(3), 10-15.
  • Lindsley, O. R. (1991). Precision teaching’s unique legacy from B. F. Skinner. Journal of Behavioral Education, 1, 253-266.
  • Lindsley, O. R. (1992a). Precision teaching: Discoveries and effects. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 25, 51-57.
  • Lindsley, O. R. (1992b). Why aren’t effective teaching tools widely adopted? Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 25, 21-26.
  • Lindsley, O. R. (1995). Ten products of fluency. Journal of Precision Teaching, 13(1), 2-11.

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