"The present version is more than twice as long as the James Lectures and contains many changes made to conform with recent progress in the experimental analysis of behavior, human and otherwise. Although the emphasis is not upon experimental or statistical facts, the book is not theoretical in the usual sense. It makes no appeal to hypothetical explanatory entities. The ultimate aim is the prediction and control of verbal behavior"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Verbal Behavior Under the Control of Verbal Stimuli
19 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
acquired alliteration analysis appears appropriate autoclitic function aversive stimulation B. F. Skinner black scorpion called Chapter characteristic child circumstances clitics consequences controlling relations controlling variables correspondence covert behavior described discussed distorted echoic and textual echoic behavior echoic response effect emitted emotional evoke example fact form of response formal given havior important instances intraverbal behavior intraverbal responses language listener's literary malaprops mand metaphorical extension metonymical minimal repertoire minimal unit multiple causation object occasion occur onomatopoetic pattern possible practical present private stimuli probably prompt properties punishment react relevant respect result self-echoic sense sentence similar simply situation someone sort sources of strength speak speaker and listener specific speech sponse stimulus control strengthening T. S. Eliot tact talking textual behavior textual response thematic things tion usually verbal behavior verbal community verbal environment verbal operants verbal response verbal stimulus vocal word writing