This book, which Skinner often call his most important work, extends the laboratory-based principles of selection by consequences to account for what people say, write, gesture, and think. Skinner argues that verbal behavior requires a separate analysis because it does not operate on the environment directly, but rather through the behavior of other peoples in a verbal community. He illustrates his thesis with examples from literature, the arts, and the sciences, as well as from his own verbal behavior and that of his colleagues and children.
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Review: Verbal BehaviorUser Review - Tiffany Wilbourn - Goodreads
Read for a class...I like the application of this theory. VERY hard to read!! It's a completely different language!!! Read full review
Review: Verbal BehaviorUser Review - Olivia - Goodreads
I only give it three stars because a lot of it went over my head. It is a dense book, but not in a bad way. I want to reread it soon and also re-rate it after I finish it. Read full review
Verbal Behavior Under the Control of Verbal Stimuli
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