The Analysis of Verbal Behavior

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A Summary and Commentary on D. and S. Premack’s Original Intelligence

  • R. Douglas Greer


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Columbia University Teachers College and Graduate School of Arts and SciencesNew YorkUSA

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