ERIC Number: EJ869194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
The "Hefferline Notes": B. F. Skinner's First Public Exposition of His Analysis of Verbal Behavior
Knapp, Terry J.
Analysis of Verbal Behavior, v25 p99-107 2009
B. F. Skinner's first public exposition of his analysis of verbal behavior was the "Hefferline Notes" (1947a), a written summary of a course Skinner taught at Columbia University during the summer of 1947 just prior to his presentation of the William James Lectures at Harvard University in the fall. The Notes are significant because they display Skinner's analysis as it made the transition from spoken to written form; moreover, they are an effective supplemental source of examples and early approximations for comprehending Skinner's functional verbal operants.
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Verbal Stimuli, Receptive Language, Behavior, Theories, Courses, Universities
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Education Level: Higher Education
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