The Analysis of Verbal Behavior

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The Analysis of Verbal Behavior (TAVB) is a scientific journal that was established in 1982 as a peer-reviewed psychology journal. It publishes research in conceptual and empirical analysis of verbal behavior and problems of social importance.[1]


The journal was created by Mark Sundberg in 1982 after he completed his PhD at Western Michigan University in 1980. TAVB was previously a newsletter called the VB Newsletters and no publications appeared in 1984.


The current editor (2012) is Anna I. Pétursdóttir PhD, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth.

Importance of the journal[edit]

[...] even though one may be able to do good works without talking about it correctly, I can't help but believe that even better works are possible when verbal practices are not seriously flawed.

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Technologies and applications[edit]

Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program[edit]

VB MAPP is an example of technology used in behavioral interventions that is based on the type of research done in TAVB.

Functional analytic psychotherapy[edit]

Functional analytic psychotherapy is a treatment derived from Verbal Behavior analysis applied to adults with depression and other psycho-pathologies.

No details for its impact factors are available to date.


  1. ^ Eshleman, J.W. (1991). Quantified trends in the history of verbal Behavior research. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 9, 61–80.
  2. ^ Jack Michael (1986). Repertoire-altering effects of remote contingencies. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 4, 10–18.
  3. ^ Matthew P. Normand, Jeffrey F. Fossa, and Alan Poling (2000) Publication Trends in The Analysis of Verbal Behavior: 1982–1998. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 17, 167–173

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