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between stimuli and responses. Another type of controlling variable, one that is unique to one category of verbal relationships, will also be presented. VB: Lesson 2 Page 3: Unique Features of Language . com/tutorials/vb/2/5 155-5669 Jun 23, 2019 - 12:12pm Symbolism Words “refer” to other things What a word “refers” to is often its meaning Generativity We can create and understand an infinite number of meaningful sentences Language scholars have developed many definitions of language based upon what appear to be its unique features, such as symbolism and generativity. But there is considerable disagreement on what those features are and how to define them. VB: Lesson 2 Page 4: Most Language Scholars Focus on Form or Structure . com/tutorials/vb/2/5 156-1853 Jun 23, 2019 - 12:12pm VB: Lesson 2 Page 5: Verbal Behavior Is Behavior . com/tutorials/vb/2/5 157-3114 VB: Lesson 2 Page 6: Distinguishing Feature of Verbal Behavior . com/tutorials/vb/2/5 158-7450 Jun 23, 2019 - 12:12pm In fact, there is only one feature of verbal behavior that sets it significantly apart from non-verbal behavior in Skinner’s analysis: the nature of the reinforcement that establishes and maintains it. Skinner has defined verbal behavior as behavior that is reinforced through the mediation of another person. VB: Lesson 2 Page 7: Listener Trained to Mediate Reinforcement . com/tutorials/vb/2/5 159-4431 Jun 23, 2019 - 12:12pm He further qualifies this by stating that the individual mediating the reinforcement must have been specifically trained to provide such reinforcement. Therefore, in order to master the concept of verbal
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Page URL Date Added Note behavior, the concept of mediated reinforcement must be acquired first. VB: Lesson 2 Page 8: Defining Features of Mediated Reinforcement . com/tutorials/vb/2/5 160-8604 Jun 23, 2019 - 12:12pm Mediated reinforcement is a stimulus change that occurs after a response has been emitted, increases the future probability of that response, and results from the action of another individual. VB: Lesson 2 Page 9: Irrelevant Features of Mediated Reinforcement . com/tutorials/vb/2/5 161-7441 Jun 23, 2019 - 12:12pm Some features that are irrelevant to whether or not something is classified as mediated reinforcement include whether or not the stimulus is conditioned or unconditioned, the type of receptor affected by the
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