Search Results for 'Verbal Behavior'


Group: Verbal Behavior & Language
Welcome to Cambridge Center's section dedicated to verbal behavior. Behavioral science views language as verbal behavior (e.g., speaking, writing, signing) that comes about by interacting with others, called the verbal community. From this view, verbal …
Resource: Introduction to Verbal Behavior
A brief introduction to verbal behavior by Professor Charlie Catania
Resource: Hefferline Notes
A joint venture among the Center, the B.F. Skinner Foundation, and David Palmer leads to the publication of a .pdf document of the Hefferline Notes, Ralph Hefferline's notes on Skinner's lectures on verbal behavior at Columbia University in the summer of…
Resource: Verbal Behavior: William James Lectures
By agreement among the Center, the B.F. Skinner Foundation, and David Palmer, The William James Lectures are published as a .pdf document. These lectures were given by Skinner in 1948 at Harvard University as a precursor to Verbal Behavior (1957). The sea…
Resource: Mark Sundberg
A trailer on Mark Sundberg to introduce the Continuing Education Biography Series
Resource: Raising Good Kids in Tough Times: What's the Right Th…
Talking with kids at a family gathering can challenge your conversational skills. The usual questions so easily handled by the adults may not work. If the pace is too quick, a child or teen can be terrified of making an embarrassing flub.
Resource: Your Language Makes a Difference
This article discusses the importance of modeling good language when talking with teens. In a desperate need for identity and to "be somebody," these teens selected the worst examples from movies and TV which often justify profanity as ordinary and reali…
Resource: Applied Behavior Analysis and us: One parent's reflec…
Transcription of an address delivered at the 1999 Annual Board Meeting of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. The address was delivered by a parent of two children diagnosed with autism. Her address was intended to reinforce the valuable work pe…
Resource: Chomsky's Formal Analysis of Natural Languages: A Beh…
The controversy between cognitive and behavioral accounts is in part simply a matter of speaking of the same things in different ways. But sometimes also, as when we fall to distinguish between structural and functional problems, controversies arise becau…
Resource: Computer Modeling of Verbal Behavior
The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies has had a long interest in language simulation, as the original sponsor of an annual competition characterized as the "first instantiation of the Turing Test." Ken Stephens provides a review of conversant system…
Resource: On Chomsky's Review of Skinner's Verbal Behavior
Skinner's book, Verbal Behavior, was published in 1957. Chomsky's review of it appeared in 1959. Chomsky's review was, to put it mildly, displeased. It was also a virtuoso performance whose echoes reverbered throughout psychology. This article provided th…
Resource: The Speaker as Listener: The Interpretation of Struct…
Regularities in word order not specifically addressed by Skinner require behavioral interpretation if our field is to become more influential among students of language. It is argued that the variables controlling such regularities derive from the speaker…
Resource: The Long Good-Bye: Why B. F. Skinner’s Verbal Behav…
The year 2007 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of B. F. Skinner's Verbal Behavior, a book that by Skinner's own account was his most important. The received view, however, is that a devastating review by a young linguist not only rendered Sk…
Resource: Learning to use the Language of Emotions. (2010). Bon…
B.F. Skinner provided an important guide to the analysis of language in his book, Verbal Behavior. In this book, he stresses the critical value to focusing on the function of various aspects of communication. His analysis includes a very interesting secti…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 35, 57-60, (2007).COMMENTARY…
Foxall's incorrect claims about behavior analysis (2007) arise from a failure to understand the stance of behavior analysis. Behavior analysis is the science of behavior; it is about behavior and not about organisms. It views behavioral events as natura…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 32, 503-524 (2004). INFERENT…
A central tenet of cognitivism is that knowing how is to be explained in terms of tacitly knowing that a theory is true. By critically examining canonical anti-behaviorist arguments and contemporary appeals to tacit knowledge, I have devised a more expl…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 31, 63-80 (2003). EFFECTIVEN…
In this article we examine some of the relations between behavior analysis and the pragmatic philosophy of William James. We point out that the adoption of effectiveness as a truth criterion is common to both systems, which warrants a closer examinatio…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 31, 111-126 (2003). WHAT IS …
With S.S. Stevens, operationism became an important influence in psychology. In this paper I discuss the differences between Bridgman's and Stevens' proposals on operationism and the role that operational definitions play in scientific theory. I discus…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 31, 165-171 (2003). COVERT B…
The introduction of the notion of covert behavior has caused several problems in behavior analysis, including preventing a fruitful dialogue with other psychologists. But these problems are unnecessary because PB, which pursues the same scientific goal…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 31, 173-180 (2003). ULLIN T.…
Ullin T. Place died on 2 January 2000. His contributions to philosophy and to behavior analysis have earned him an enduring place in our new century. This memorial uses text from his correspondence to illustrate the scope of his life's work and the dign…
Item: Coercion and Its FalloutStudy Guide
Coercion and Its Fallout, Study Guide by James KoppOver the years, I have been writing my own questions for more and more of the material I use in my classes. . . . The students I have sent on to study under other behavior analysts have always been said …
Item: Behavioral Foundations of Effective Autism Treatment
Behavioral Foundations of Effective Autism Treatment is a comprehensive volume of key topics in behavior analysis for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).? Consisting of 17 chapters by noted experts in clinical research, this book is an aut…
Item: VB-MAPP Full Set (Guide & Protocol) 1st Edition
VB-MAPP Full Set (Guide & Protocol)? 1st Edition This set contains 1 individual child scoring protocol and 1 Instructor's Manual and Placement Guide. The VB-MAPP Instructors Manual and Placement Guide The VB-MAPP Instructor's Manual and Placement Guide c…
Tutorial: Dr. Phil Hineline: An elephant in our verbal room - …
An elephant in our verbal room Presenter: Dr. Philip Hineline CEU: 1.0 Type II CE Credit Course Choose this course. Description: "An elephant in the room" is understood as something important and omnipresent that the affected people do not acknow…
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