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Needham, Mick – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Despite an abundance of research on interventions to improve social skills of young children with intellectual disabilities (ID), there is limited research on interventions aimed at improving social skills of adults with ID. The purpose of this single-subject study was to evaluate the outcomes of the Behavioral Opportunities for Social Skills…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Adults, Skill Development, Interpersonal Competence
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Schlinger, Henry D., Jr. – Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 2017
In the present essay, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the publication of B. F. Skinner's "Verbal Behavior", I stand by and defend the judgment I expressed in my article "The Long Goodbye: Why B. F. Skinner's 'Verbal Behavior' Is Alive and Well on the 50th Anniversary of Its Publication" (2008c)--that Skinner's…
Descriptors: Reflection, Verbal Operant Conditioning, Reinforcement, Behavior Modification
Alexander, Ronald G. – 1976
The first part of this paper is devoted to a review and criticism of B.F. Skinner's identification of moral or ethical principles with positive negative reinforcers. The second part is devoted to defending the thesis that behaviorists as scientists are not morally neutral as F.H. Kanfer claims. This paper seeks to determine which set of moral…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Theories, Counselor Attitudes, Criteria
Casas, Martha – 2002
B.F. Skinner applied his concept of operant conditioning to education. Skinner believed that people acted the way they did because they had been reinforced for behaving in a certain manner. His orientation to pedagogy was predicated upon the notion that a student's behavior could be modified by guiding the student through the learning process…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Schlinger, Henry D. – Psychological Record, 2008
The year 2007 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of B. F. Skinner's "Verbal Behavior", a book that by Skinner's own account was his most important. The received view, however, is that a devastating review by a young linguist not only rendered Skinner's interpretation of language moot but was also a major factor in ending the hegemony…
Descriptors: Verbal Stimuli, Verbal Communication, Behaviorism, Cultural Influences
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Goldsmith, Tina R.; LeBlanc, Linda A.; Sautter, Rachael A. – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2007
Skinner's conceptual analysis of language has influenced one model of early and intensive behavioral intervention with children, which incorporates verbal operants including mands, tacts, intraverbals, etc. Many studies have examined the mand and tact relations, with little focus on teaching intraverbal behavior. In the present experiment,…
Descriptors: Autism, Intervention, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Verbal Operant Conditioning
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Bihm, Elson M.; Gillaspy, J. Arthur, Jr.; Abbott, Hannah J.; Lammers, William J. – Psychological Record, 2010
In 1992, Dr. Marian Breland Bailey, assisted by her husband Robert E. Bailey, gave the following presentation at the Psi Chi Banquet of the University of Central Arkansas. She and her first husband, Keller Breland, were students of B. F. Skinner and established Animal Behavior Enterprises (ABE) in 1947 and the IQ Zoo in 1955. Unknown to many…
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Behavior Modification, Psychology, History
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Matson, Johnny L.; Coe, David A. – Research in Developmental Disabilities, 1992
This article reviews applications of the applied behavior analysis ideas of B. F. Skinner and others to persons with both mental retardation and emotional disturbance. The review examines implications of behavior analysis for operant conditioning and radical behaviorism, schedules of reinforcement, and emotion and mental illness. (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavioral Science Research, Behaviorism, Emotional Disturbances
Pedrini, D. T.; Pedrini, B. C. – 1989
William James, the turn of the century psychologist, philospher, and educator, was avidly interested in the relationship between psychology and teaching. This paper considers operant conditioning, timing of reinforcers, and programmed instruction--touchstones of B.F. Skinner in the teaching/learning milieu. Of course, materials not just methods…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Educational Psychology, Operant Conditioning, Patterned Responses
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Stockwell, Fawna; Eshlelman, John – Journal of Precision Teaching and Celeration, 2010
Using a deck of 60 Say All Fast a Minute Every Day Shuffled (SAFMEDS) cards, a learner established a fluent verbal repertoire related to the key terms of Skinner's (1957) analysis of verbal behavior. This learner was required to see the phrase printed on the front of the card and to say the term printed on the back. Regular timings were recorded…
Descriptors: Verbal Stimuli, Case Studies, Verbal Operant Conditioning, Behavior
Munro, Barry C. – B. C. Journal of Special Education, 1984
The life and work of B.F. Skinner is reviewed. His interest in education is explored as well as his work and influence in such areas as: the development of the Air-Crib, the Write and See, writing program, Project Pigeon, aging and behavior modification. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Biographies, Elementary Secondary Education, Operant Conditioning
Murphy, Carol; Barnes-Holmes, Dermot; Barnes-Holmes, Yvonne – Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2005
Mand functions for two stimuli (A1 and A2) were trained for 3 children with autism and were then incorporated into two related conditional discriminations (A1-B1/A2 -B2 and B1-C1/B2-C2). Tests were conducted to probe for a derived transfer of mand response functions from Al and A2 to C1 and C2, respectively. When 1 participant failed to…
Descriptors: Verbal Stimuli, Autism, Verbal Operant Conditioning, Child Behavior