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ERIC Number: ED085110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
Pages: 11
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Issues in Modeling of Verbal Behaviors.
Harris, Mary B.
This document contains a literature review and discussion focusing on general tactical issues involved in research on modeling and verbal behavior. Five basic issues were identified: (1) It is necessary to distinguish between acquisition of new responses and performance of those already in the repertory. (2) The relationships between the modeled behavior and the responses expected of the subject should be examined through investigations of the extent to which exposure to the model can affect diverse response classes to diverse stimuli, particularly with linguistic, problem solving, and creative tasks. (3) The amount of structure given to subjects varies greatly in the literature, with regard to explicitness of instructions and type of task used. (4) There has been little uniformity in choosing dependent variables. Many kinds of verbalizations, grammatical parameters, and more unusual behavioral dimensions (i.e., attitudes) have been used. (5) Finally, many commonly used terms (i.e., creative response) need to be defined somewhat arbitrarily, for the sake of standardization. (DP)
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