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Handbook of Research Methods in Human Operant Behavior

  • Kennon A. Lattal
  • Michael Perone

Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Basic Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kennon A. Lattal, Michael Perone
      Pages 3-14
    3. Carol Pilgrim
      Pages 15-44
  3. Reinforcement and Punishment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Richard L. Shull, P. Scott Lawrence
      Pages 95-129
    3. James E. Mazur
      Pages 131-161
    4. John Crosbie
      Pages 163-189
  4. Stimulus Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Kathryn J. Saunders, Dean C. Williams
      Pages 193-228
    3. Gina Green, Richard R. Saunders
      Pages 229-262
    4. John T. Wixted
      Pages 263-289
    5. R. John Irwin, Dianne McCarthy
      Pages 291-321
  5. Verbal and Social Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Paul Weisberg, Carolyn Rovee-Collier
      Pages 325-370
    3. Eliot Shimoff, A. Charles Catania
      Pages 371-404
    4. A. Charles Catania
      Pages 405-433
    5. Thomas S. Critchfield, Jalie A. Tucker, Rudy E. Vuchinich
      Pages 435-470
    6. David R. Schmitt
      Pages 471-505
  6. New Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 507-507
    2. Timothy D. Hackenberg
      Pages 541-577
    3. Stephen T. Higgins, John R. Hughes
      Pages 579-618
    4. Seth Roberts, Allen Neuringer
      Pages 619-655
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 657-669

About this book

Introduction

A host of special methodological issues arise in any discussion of research on human behavior. This practical new volume addresses many of those questions with 19 superb contributions from leading experts in the field. The text evaluates specific strategies and techniques used in laboratory settings, including - reinforcement and punishment - stimulus control - behavioral pharmacology - and methodologies concerning verbal and social behavior, among others. The book includes 135 illustrations and a notable Appendix that offers the APA's ethical guidelines for research with human subjects.

Keywords

Experimental Design Verbal Behavior behavior children ecology experiment human behavior psychophysics punishment reinforcement research research methods

Editors and affiliations

  • Kennon A. Lattal
    • 1
  • Michael Perone
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-1947-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-1949-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-1947-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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