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ERIC Number: EJ808981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
The Effects of Tact and Listener Training on the Emergence of Bidirectional Intraverbal Relations
Petursdottir, Anna Ingeborg; Olafsdottir, Alma Run; Aradottir, Berglind
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v41 n3 p411-415 Fall 2008
We evaluated the effects of 2 types of training on the emergence of bidirectional intraverbal relations with 4 typically developing children. Tact training involved reinforcing foreign-language vocalizations in the presence of visual stimuli, and listener training involved reinforcing selections of visual stimuli following vocal presentations of foreign-language words. Intraverbal relations were tested by instructing participants to vocalize native-language equivalents of foreign-language words or vice versa. Both types of training produced increases in intraverbal responding, but the emergent relations were not always bidirectional. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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