Tutorial: The Evolution of Skinner's Thinking about Verbal Behavior
Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis
Association for Behavior Analysis
San Diego, CA
May 25-29, 2007
Date of Presentation
B. F. Skinner took over 20 years to complete his book Verbal Behavior. In this talk, we address the development of his analysis. Our sources include major life events, publications, and notes Skinner wrote over the years, especially those written for his 1947 William James Lectures. We discuss the notes he made after the books publication in 1957. As with any evolutionary development, we also point to the effect of his analysis and to some of the directions in which it is now going.
Tutorial: The Evolution of Skinner's Thinking about Verbal Behavior.
Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis in San Diego, CA.