An Introduction to Verbal Behavior (Open Access)

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by Norman Peterson, Ph.D.

Learn the key concepts, terms, and approach of B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior and language. Skinner’s analysis serves as the basis for many interventions in applied behavior analysis and contributes to a functional understanding of human language.

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Module Content

Introductory Concepts
Elementary Relationships
Extensions of Verbal Behavior
Multiple Controlling Relationships
Building on the Elementary Relationships