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Educational Technology

1993 Volume 33, Number 10

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Number of articles: 10

  1. The Necessity of "Behaviorism."

    William N. Schoenfeld

    Discusses the theory of behaviorism from a psychological perspective. Three issues are addressed: (1) the datum, including human verbal behavior; (2) the behavior stream; and (3) reduction,... More

    pp. 5-7

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  2. Behavioral Fluency: A New Paradigm

    Carl Binder

    Discusses fluency-based instruction based on Skinner's research on response rate measures and Precision Teaching. Topics addressed include learning outcomes associated with fluency; fluency and... More

    pp. 8-14

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  3. What Makes Chris Practice?

    Ian Spence & Wells Hively

    Discussion of practicing academic skills focuses on a program at the Ben Bronz Academy (Connecticut) for learning-disabled students that uses Precision Teaching and fluency practice via computers. ... More

    pp. 15-20

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  4. The Three-Contingency Model of Performance Management and Support in Higher Education

    Richard W. Malott

    Discusses the relevance of behavior analysis to higher education, including undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty, based on a three-contingency model of performance management. Natural... More

    pp. 21-28

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  5. Effective Teaching for Higher Cognitive Functioning

    Douglas W. Carnine

    Discussion of teaching practices that are effective in developing higher cognitive functioning focuses on curriculum development for at-risk students. Four main strategies are addressed: (1) big... More

    pp. 29-33

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  6. Why Pigeons?

    John A. Nevin

    Explains the use of pigeons in behavioral psychology research for modeling human behavior and discusses instructional objectives for humans. Topics addressed include the relationship between... More

    pp. 34-39

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  7. Generativity Theory and Education

    Robert Epstein

    Describes generativity theory based on the probabilities of many behaviors that are in competition and considers its effect on creativity. Topics discussed include previous and current generativity... More

    pp. 40-45

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  8. From Behaviorism to Selectionism

    Ernest A. Vargas

    Discusses behaviorism and the gradual shift to a theory of selectionism. Highlights include the development of behaviorism as a part of psychology, including Skinner's theories; varieties of... More

    pp. 46-51

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  9. Behavior Analysis and the Quest for Machine Intelligence

    Kenneth R. Stephens & William R. Hutchison

    Discusses three approaches to building intelligent systems: artificial intelligence, neural networks, and behavior analysis. BANKET, an object-oriented software system, is explained; a commercial... More

    pp. 52-61

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  10. Behaviorism Evolves

    Donald A. Cook

    Reviews basic ideas presented in this special issue on the evolution of behaviorism. Topics addressed include stimulus and response; research with animals; applications to education and training;... More

    pp. 62-77

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