Accession Number : AD0620160

Title :   VERBAL CONDITIONING BY A SIMULATED EXPERIMENTER.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MISSOURI UNIV-COLUMBIA

Personal Author(s) : Videbeck,Richard ; Bates,Henry

Report Date : APR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The present study sought to control for absolute consistency in experimenter behavior and reaction to the subject's verbal emissions. To attain this end, a computer was programmed to simulate the functions of the experimenter. Not only were the instructions to the subject and the experimental stimuli presented in a standardized manner, but invariance in the reinforcing operations was attained. The computer was programmed to recognize the preselected response class and reinforce it with the typed message 'very good.' The result is a highly replicable and consistent presentation of stimuli and reinforcement.

Descriptors :   (*VERBAL BEHAVIOR, CONDITIONED RESPONSE), (*LEARNING, VERBAL BEHAVIOR), PERSONALITY, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, SIMULATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE