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Plavnick, Joshua B.; Vitale, Frances A. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2016
Based on Skinner's classification of verbal behavior, the mand is the first and most advantageous verbal operant to develop. Deficits in vocal mand repertoires are common in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and can lead to decreased social interaction and increased problem behavior. The present investigation compared the effects of…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Verbal Operant Conditioning, Young Children
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Gross, Amy C.; Fuqua, Wayne; Merritt, Todd A. – Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 2013
Approximately 5% of older adults have a dementia diagnosis, and language deterioration is commonly associated with this disorder (Kempler, 2005). Several instruments have been developed to diagnose dementia and assess language capabilities of elderly adults. However, none of these instruments take a functional approach to language assessment as…
Descriptors: Verbal Communication, Older Adults, Dementia, Language Skills
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Goddard, Murray – Psychological Record, 2012
Selected writings of B. F. Skinner are compared to 5 current topics in mainstream psychology, including the role of the unconscious, human language, the role of dispositions in psychology, human perceptions of conformity and bias, and mindfulness. The striking similarities between Skinner's work and these 5 current topics support Richelle's (1993)…
Descriptors: Psychology, Psychologists, Publications, Comparative Analysis
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Asano, Toshio; Lattal, Kennon A. – Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 2012
A recently recovered cumulative recorder provides a missing link in the evolution of the cumulative recorder from a modified kymograph to a reliably operating, scientifically and commercially successful instrument. The recorder, the only physical evidence of such an early precommercial cumulative recorder yet found, was sent to Keio University in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evolution, Higher Education, Photography
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McKerchar, Todd L.; Morris, Edward K.; Smith, Nathaniel G. – Behavior Analyst, 2011
This paper describes and analyzes B. F. Skinner's coauthoring practices. After identifying his 35 coauthored publications and 27 coauthors, we analyze his coauthored works by their form (e.g., journal articles) and kind (e.g., empirical); identify the journals in which he published and their type (e.g., data-type); describe his overall and local…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Authors, Publications, Writing for Publication
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Shectman, Fred – American Psychologist, 1977
"A dialogue ensues between an advocate of traditional psychoanalytic psychotherapy and a proponent of some newer therapeutic modalities. The two speakers raise issues concerning the nature of the relationship between patient and therapist; the techniques employed; the role of abreaction; the importance of diagnosis; and the place of thought and…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavioral Sciences, Comparative Analysis, Evaluation Criteria