ERIC Number: ED171398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Verbal Self-Regulation in Historical Perspective.
Reese, Hayne W.
The concept of verbal self-regulation, or verbal mediation, originated in behavioristic analyses of thinking, but was later extended to cognitivistic analyses. In both applications, the research that was generated was usually deficient in ecological validity. In addition, in some of the research verbal self-regulation was inferred when an overt analogue--vocalizing aloud--occurred before the instrumental behavior and not when the vocalizing occurred after the instrumental behavior. The reasoning is faulty because the overt analogue could be mediated rather than mediating. A new line of research, concerning knowledge about self-regulation, is suggested. (Author/SS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ecological Validity; Metaprocesses; Verbal Mediation; Verbal Self Regulation
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (San Francisco, California, March 15-18, 1979)