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Mand( psychology)[edit]

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Information.svg Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. Regarding your edit(s) to Verbal Behavior (book), Mand (psychology), and others, I would recommended that you use the preview button before you save; this helps you find any errors you have made, and prevents clogging up recent changes and the page history. There also have been some basic formatting errors on these and other articles that I think are easily correctable. I would suggest taking a look at the changes I made to those mentioned articles and review Wikipedia's Manual of Style. Feel free to ask me any questions you might have. Thanks. Barkeep Chat | $ 07:51, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Verbal Behavior(book)controversy[edit]

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2011 -- Is Anyone Working on the "Verbal Behavior" Article?[edit]

I have just read this article, on October 28, 2011. Given the way the article appeared to be in revision, I am surprised to find that the last edits seem to be about three years old, in 2008. I was looking forward to helping edit and clarify it, but I last read "Verbal Behavior" in 1974, just before defending a Master's thesis on Skinner's philosophical position, and so I am pretty rusty. However, I am pleased to see a piece of work which gives a detailed description of Skinner's efforts on this subject, as almost every thing I have ever seem on this subject simply assumes that Chomsky had demolished it. I agree with the writer of this article, (and with MacCorquodale,) that Chomsky did not adequately understand the language of behaviorism, and that he did not appreciate the scope of what Skinner was doing: -- that Skinner was not just attempting to reformulate the subject matter of grammar. I would look forward to interaction with others who are interested in this topic. My master's thesis was called "B.F. Skinner's Concept of Mind" (1974) and it is archived on microfiche at the University of Calgary, Canada. I don't know how hard it is to get access to a readable copy, so if anyone wants to read it, I would undertake to provide access. It was written before wordprocessors (!) and the style is not like current academic writing -- I had been reading Gilbert Ryle at the time, and I used a similar style of discussion. However, I stand by the conclusions and the arguments, which were that Skinner's and Ryle's views of 'mental' phenomena were essentially the same, and able to be 'translated' back and forth fairly easily. jvian@telusplanet.net Janice Vian, Ph.D. (talk) 02:00, 30 October 2011 (UTC)