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ERIC Number: EJ1101453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0889-9401
Using a Verbal Analysis of Lady Gaga's "Applause" as a Classroom Exercise for Teaching Verbal Behavior
Witts, Benjamin N.; Arief, Icha; Hutter, Emily
Analysis of Verbal Behavior, v32 n1 p78-91 Jun 2016
Learning Skinner's (1957) verbal behavior taxonomy requires extensive study and practice. Thus, novel classroom exercises might serve this goal. The present manuscript describes a classroom exercise in which two students analyzed Lady Gaga's song "Applause" in terms of its metaphorical arrangements. Through the exercise, students identified various verbal operants and their subtypes, including those seldom researched by the behavioral community (see Sautter and LeBlanc 2006, "The Analysis of Verbal Behavior," 22, 35-48), which helped them conclude that Lady Gaga's "Applause" is comprised of two themes: the artist taking control, and the artist-as-art.
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Language: English
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