The Behavior Analyst

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 137–141 | Cite as

The Analysis of Human Operant Behavior: A Brief Census of the Literature: 1958–1981

  • W. F. Buskist
  • H. L. MillerJr.


A census involving several major journals was conducted to survey the content and scope of the experimental analysis of human behavior. While the percentage of reports involving human subjects published each year in JEAB has lacked consistency, it was shown that JEAB has been the primary outlet for human work among the journals surveyed. Few areas of interest within the study of human behavior have received extensive scrutiny. The normal adult (typically undergraduate students) has been the preferred subject for human research. The results of a citation analysis of JEAB reports featuring human research are also presented.


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© Association for Behavior Analysis International 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. F. Buskist
    • 1
  • H. L. MillerJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyBrigham Young UniversityProvoUSA

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