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Dal Ben, Rodrigo; Goyos, Celso – Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 2019
The form of a verbal response allows for reinforcement mediation and language transmission across cultures. Reinforcement, in turn, plays a decisive role in learning verbal forms. The present work addresses methodological limitations of previous studies, providing further evidence of the role of automatic reinforcement in achieving parity with…
Descriptors: Reinforcement, Behavior Modification, Verbal Communication, Preschool Children
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Ben, Rodrigo Dal; Goyos, Celso – Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 2017
"The Analysis of Verbal Behavior" ("TAVB") is the only journal focused on theoretical and empirical research in verbal behavior. An assessment of authorship trends can provide a critical perspective on practices in verbal behavior analysis (e.g., participation by non-US institutions, contributions by female authors). The…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Writing for Publication, Publications, Authors
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Gamba, Jonas; Goyos, Celso; Petursdottir, Anna Ingeborg – Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 2015
Recently, there has been a proliferation of research on the functional independence of two of Skinner's (1957) verbal operants, the mand, and the tact. This research has produced highly variable results. In this article, we provide a critical review of the literature on mand-tact independence, a literature that has implications for both theory and…
Descriptors: Verbal Operant Conditioning, Reinforcement, Literature Reviews, Training
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Ribeiro, Daniela M.; Elias, Nassim C.; Goyos, Celso; Miguel, Caio F. – Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 2010
The purpose of the current study was to assess whether individuals with intellectual disabilities would emit untrained speaker responses (i.e., signed tacts and mands) after being taught listener behaviors. Listener relations were trained via an automated matching-to-sample (MTS) procedure. Following mastery, the emergence of signed tacts,…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Sign Language, Verbal Stimuli, Pretests Posttests