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Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior

reviewed by Leonard Krasner - 1964

coverTitle: Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior
Author(s): C. N. Cofer
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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In 1959 a Conference on Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior was held under the joint auspices of New York University and the Office of Naval Research. This volume of seven papers and discussion is the result. The majority of the material is in the fine old psychological research tradition of verbal learning, reaching back 75 years to Ebbinghaus, inventor of the nonsense syllable. Verbal learning refers to the associative processes studied via rote learning of verbal materials, meaningful words and nonsense syllables, in a laboratory setting. Verbal behavior, in contrast, refers to the verbal characteristics of a natural language. The conference papers represent both areas of investigation and present an excellent overview of a very limited area of research. While the book should receive a warm reception from basic investigators in verbal learning and related areas, it is primarily a book for the research specialist and offers little of interest... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 65 Number 8, 1964, p. 728-728
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2728, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 2:08:46 PM

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