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Psychology of Learning - Quiz 6 Study Guide

by: Julia Mosebach

Psychology of Learning - Quiz 6 Study Guide 309

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These notes cover B.F. Skinner, verbal behavior, mands and tacts, and more.
Psychology of Learning
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Psychology, Of, learning, PSYC, SIUC, SIU, souther, Illinois, University, Carbondale, mands, tacts, verbal, behavior, B.F., Skinner, Behavioral, echoics, intraverbals, psyc309, 309
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Date Created: 04/16/16
Psychology of Learning – Quiz 6 Stimulus equivalence  Stimulus equivalence may act as the basis for a behavior; it is an analytic review  of language, symbolism, and behavior.  An example of how we quickly make equivalences: ­ Someone tells you that a “hubber slab” is a lot like a big steak. So, even  though you have never heard the absurd phrase “hubber slab” before, you  might visualize it in the following ways: thick, juicy, meaty, edible, etc.  Stimulus equivalence  basis for verbal behavior. Skinner and   Verbal Behavior  Skinner wrote Verbal Behavior, and it took him over 10 years (was published in  1957). It had no data, which was a big deal. Chomsky was one of the biggest  critics of this book.  Skinner said… ­ Instead of “what does the word _______ mean?” we should ask “what  behavioral function does the word ________ serve?”  Speaker – deliverer of reinforcement; emits verbal behavior  Verbal community: populations of individuals possessing interlocked speaker and listener repertoires; people mediate reinforcement for others’ behavior ­ example: someone with an accent traveling somewhere and picking up a  slightly different accent ­ example: “good morning” versus “morning”   For Skinner, verbal means sign language, facial expressions, gestures, thoughts  when we’re talking to ourselves, and spoken words.  2 Verbal functional relations: Mands and Tacts  ­ Mands (think of demands; “can you pass the salt?”)  ­ Tacts (think of making contact with environment; seeing a family so you point  and say, “Aw, look at the cute family.”) Manding (Will be on quiz 6!)  Verbal behavior mostly under control of some operation serving a purpose ­ Example: Saying, “Can we please order a pizza?” when you’re very hungry. Tacting (Will also be on quiz 6!)  More of an observation rather than a request/demand ­ Example: “Your pants are blue.” Echoics  Verbal behavior that seems to “echo” the behavior that came before it ­ Formal similarity ­ Example: responding in sign language to someone who said hello to you in  sign language Intraverbals (Do NOT confuse with Echoics!) ­ Verbal behavior under stimulus control of other verbal behavior ­ No formal similarity  ­ “Word association”; projective assessments ­ When you engage in a conversation in your office, that is intraverbal behavior. ­ Examples:  At a Beyonce concert, when she yells into the microphone, “Who run the  world?!” and turns the microphone towards you and you respond,  “GIRLS!”  When you ask your 3­year­old child, “What does a cat say?” and your  child responds with, “Meow.” If you have the book “Behthior Analysis and Learning” by Pierce and Cheney, you  should read over the 12  chapter in case there is something I didn’t cover. This will help you with the quiz on 4/21/16. 


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