ERIC Number: EJ1052589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 77
Thirty Points about Motivation from Skinner's Book "Verbal Behavior"
Sundberg, Mark L.
Analysis of Verbal Behavior, v29 p13-40 2013
Skinner discussed the topic of motivation in every chapter of the book "Verbal Behavior" (1957), usually with his preferred terminology of ''deprivation, satiation, and aversive stimulation.'' In the current paper, direct quotations are used to systematically take the reader through 30 separate points made by Skinner in "Verbal Behavior" that collectively provide a comprehensive analysis of his position regarding the role of motivation in behavior analysis. In addition, various refinements and extensions of Skinner's analysis by Jack Michael and colleagues (Laraway, Snycerski, Michael, & Poling, 2003; Michael, 1982, 1988, 1993, 2000, 2004, 2007) are incorporated, along with suggestions for research and applications for several of the points.
Descriptors: Books, Motivation, Verbal Communication, Behavior, Behavioral Science Research, Reinforcement, Generalization, Conditioning, Stimulation
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