Verbal Behavior is a 1957 book by psychologist B.F. Skinner that analyzes human behavior, encompassing what is traditionally called language, linguistics, or speech. For Skinner, verbal behavior is subject to the same controlling variables as any other operant behavior, although Skinner differentiates between verbal behavior which is mediated by other people, and that which is mediated by the natural world. The book Verbal Behavior is almost entirely theoretical, involving little experimental research in the work itself. It was an outgrowth of a series of lectures first presented at the University of Minnesota in the early 1940s and developed further in his summer lectures at Columbia and William James lectures at Harvard in the decade before the book's publication. A growing body of research and applications based on Verbal Behavior have occurred since its original publication, particularly in the past decade. In addition a growing body of research has developed on structural topics in verbal behavior such as grammar.
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Includes both producing and responding to words, either written or spoken.
The numerical value of verbal behavior in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of verbal behavior in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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