ERIC Number: EJ947315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Behavior under the Microscope: Increasing the Resolution of Our Experimental Procedures
Palmer, David C.
Behavior Analyst, v33 n1 p37-45 Spr 2010
Behavior analysis has exploited conceptual tools whose experimental validity has been amply demonstrated, but their relevance to large-scale and fine-grained behavioral phenomena remains uncertain, because the experimental analysis of these domains faces formidable obstacles of measurement and control. In this essay I suggest that, at least at the fine-grained end of the behavioral spectrum, we have not taken sufficient advantage of all available procedures. Specifically, I propose that an examination of eye movements, joint control, and response latency in intraverbal tasks might help us to formulate more complete accounts of complex human behavior.
Descriptors: Reaction Time, Eye Movements, Behavioral Science Research, Research Methodology, Responses, Semantics
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