VERBAL BEHAVIOR

all actions which consist of words, inclusive of talking, listening, reading, and writing. The terminology is utilized by those who prefer a behavioristic account of language wherein human being is considered to be depicted by general laws of learning and actions observable in other species; which is, its reinforcement is culturally mediated by the reactions of other people. The concept was initially depicted by B.F. Skinner.

VERBAL BEHAVIOR: "The concept of verbal behavior clashes with the cognitive approach dominant in psycholanguage and particularly with the theory of the cognitive task specificity of language."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "VERBAL BEHAVIOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/verbal-behavior/ (accessed July 11, 2020).
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