Works B. F. Skinner (Study Guide): Walden Two, Verbal Behavior, Beyond Freedom and Dignity by Books LLC

ISBN: 9781156308950

Published: September 14th 2010

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Works  by  B. F. Skinner (Study Guide): Walden Two, Verbal Behavior, Beyond Freedom and Dignity by Books LLC

Works by B. F. Skinner (Study Guide): Walden Two, Verbal Behavior, Beyond Freedom and Dignity by Books LLC
September 14th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 40 pages | ISBN: 9781156308950 | 7.49 Mb

This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Walden Two, Verbal Behavior, Beyond Freedom and Dignity. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Verbal Behavior is a 1957 book by psychologist B. F. Skinner, in which he analyzes human behavior, encompassing what is traditionally called language, linguistics, or speech.

For Skinner, verbal behavior is simply behavior subject to the same controlling variables as any other operant behavior, although Skinner differentiates between verbal behavior which is mediated by other people, and that which is mediated by the natural world. The book Verbal Behavior is almost entirely theoretical, involving little experimental research in the work itself.

The book Verbal Behavior was an outgrowth of a series of lectures first presented at the University of Minnesota in the early 1940s and developed further in his summer lectures at Columbia and William James lectures at Harvard in the decade before the books publication. A growing body of research and applications based on Verbal Behavior have occurred since its original publication particularly in the past decade In addition a growing body of research has developed on structural topics in verbal behavior such as grammar The context of speaker utterances is central to Skinners perspective on language.

With this as a background, Skinner developed the premise that Verbal Behavior - behavior under the control of consequences mediated by other people (who can interchangeably function as speaker and listener) - was best understood in a functional analysis.

This theoretical extension was a direct product of his basic research using what he referred to as the three term contingency model with the basic behavioral unit being the response and its consequence in a specified situation (anteceden...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=60406



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