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Miltenberger, Raymond G.

I was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 29, 1956. The earliest and most enduring influence on me came from my parents. I was the second oldest of eight children, with a father who worked in manufacturing and a mother who worked in the home (which was hard work, with eight kids). I learned many things from my parents, Ed and Ginny, some of the most important being the value of hard work, independence, and achievement. Ed and Ginny supported all of their children's efforts and valued their accomplishments. In essence, they used behavior modification principles to set the occasion for successful behavior and reinforce achievement.

The earliest influence on me professionally came in an undergraduate psychology course taught by Peter Bankhart at ...

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