Verbal Conditioning and Behaviour

Verbal Conditioning and Behaviour

1st Edition - January 1, 1969

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  • Author: J. P. Das
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483156538

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Verbal Conditioning and Behavior clarifies certain major issues in the area of verbal behavior, with emphasis on the problems that are continuous and those that are discontinuous with animal learning research. This book provides information pertinent to certain areas of complex verbal behavior. Organized into 10 chapters, this book begins with an overview of conditioning as an objective tool for the investigation of verbal behavior. This text then explains the relationship between the extent of verbal intervention and the degree of closeness of the conditioning task to a task of concept-learning. Other chapters consider the role of reinforcement in human learning needs. This book discusses as well how meaning is acquired and how it can be transferred once acquired. The final chapter deals with the individual differences in the development of a certain conditioned response. This book is a valuable resource for psychologists, college students, teachers, and researcher workers.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Chapter 1 Classical and Verbal Conditioning

    The Pavlovian Heritage

    Role of Speech

    Nonverbal Classical and Verbal Conditioning

    Chapter 2 Acquisition, Extinction, and Awareness

    Relation between Acquisition and Reversal

    Experimental Findings

    Examples of Classical and Operant

    Methods of Conditioning Verbal Behavior

    Is Awareness Essential?

    Chapter 3 Reinforcement and Performance

    Ratio of Reinforcement

    Verbal and Nonverbal Reinforcement

    Social Reinforcement

    Chapter 4 Probability Learning

    Description and Systematic Interpretation

    Some Variables in Probability Learning

    Chapter 5 Meaning: Some Basic Characteristics

    Analysis of Meaning

    The Semantic Differential

    Persistence of Affective Meaning

    The Primacy Effect

    Chapter 6 Meaning Mediation and Transfer

    The Mechanism of Mediation

    Transfer of Meaning

    Chapter 7 Semantic Satiation

    Selective Reviews


    Theoretical Considerations

    Measurement of Semantic Satiation through Orienting Response

    Chapter 8 Hypnosis as a Verbal Conditioned Reflex

    Conditioning and Hypnosis

    Theory and Experiments

    Chapter 9 Neurodynamics of Behavior and Verbal Conditioning


    Supportive Neurophysiological Evidence for Pavlov's Concepts

    Effects of Environmental Manipulation

    Verbal Deficit and Brain Pathology

    Chapter 10 The Future

    The Principles of Conditioning


    Emerging Research Problems

    The Place of Theory


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 172
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1969
  • Published: January 1, 1969
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483156538

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