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Ferster, Charles B. 1922-

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Works: 25 works in 121 publications in 3 languages and 2,995 library holdings
Genres: Programmed instructional materials 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BF319, 154.449
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Most widely held works by Charles B Ferster
Behavior principles by Charles B Ferster( Book )

42 editions published between 1928 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El reforzamiento de la conducta operante y la producción de reflejos - Demostración del condicionamiento operante con animales - Aplicación de los principios del reforzamiento operante a la conducta humana - Reflejos condicionados - Reforzadores positivos y negativos - Aplicación de los reforzamientos positivo y negativo - Encadenamiento y reforzamiento condicionado - Una introducción al reforzamiento intermitente y al registro acumulativo - Conducta supersticiosa y reforzamiento accidental - Propiedades de los programas de reforzamiento que son responsables de la frecuencia de una ejecución reforzada intermitentemente - Discusión teórica de la frecuencia como dato y como parte del reforzamiento intermitente - Control de estímulo - El control de estímulo en la conducta verbal
Schedules of reinforcement, by C. B. Ferster and B. F. Skinner by Charles B Ferster( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of the work was carried out under contract to the Office of Naval Research under Contracts NO. N5ori-07631 and N5ori-07656 with Harvard University between September 1, 1949 and June 30, 1955
The reinforcement of social behavior by Elliott McGinnies( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1977 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schedules of reinforcement by Charles B Ferster( Book )

27 editions published between 1957 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an organism acts upon the environment in which it lives, it changes that environment in ways which often affect the organism itself. Some of these changes are what the layman calls rewards, or what are now generally referred to technically as reinforcers: when they follow behavior in this way, they increase the likelihood that the organism will behave in the same way again. Most events which function as reinforcers are related to biological processes important to the survival of the organism. Thus, food is reinforcing to a hungry organism. The capacity to be reinforced by food substances has presumably been acquired as part of the evolutionary development of the species. Because of the strengthening of behavior which follows, the behavior of the organism is "shaped up" so that it is maximally effective in any particular environment. The shaping process includes the differentiation of new forms of response, including the subtle refinements of form called skill. It also includes the development of appropriate stimulus control, so that a given response is generally emitted only upon an appropriate occasion. The traditional study of reinforcement in the field of learning has been almost exclusively concerned with the acquisition and retention of behavior in this sense. It is argued that another important function of a reinforcement is to maintain an active repertoire of behavior. We deal with conditions at the moment of reinforcement in two ways: (1) inferentially, by comparing the effects of different schedules and particularly of schedules designed primarily to make such inferences most plausible; and (2) by direct manipulation or determination. The primary purpose of the present book is to present a series of experiments designed to evaluate the extent to which the organism's own behavior enters into the determination of its subsequent behavior. From a formulation of such results we should be able to predict the effect of any schedule. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Control of behavior in chimpanzees and pigeons by time out from positive reinforcement by Charles B Ferster( Book )

4 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of review material in continuous programming with teaching machines; January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1960 by Charles B Ferster( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the science of human behavior by John I Nurnberger( Book )

11 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is the purpose of this short introductory text to catalyze wonder, to indicate fruitful areas of attentive study, all focused on the fundamentally important question: What is man and how did he get to be that way? This text also outlines a useful method for identifying the observable factors which determine what man does and, more importantly, for diagnosing the manipulable conditions which can be controlled to provide a therapeutic experience. The material is neither comprehensive nor all inclusive. It is, in fact, the filtered summary of at least three expanded treatises which have been developed in the course of the past six years of teaching freshman medical students. It is intended to serve as a functional critique of man in the context of the broader aspects of his total human behavior"--(PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
The role of review material in continuous programming with teaching machines by Charles B Ferster( Book )

2 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Students were presented 61 lessons by means of semiautomatic teaching machines. Lessons were arranged so that each participating student studied part of the course material with a single repetition and part without repetition. Data were obtained from two tests showing teaching-machine results and one final course examination. No significant differences occurred as a result of the lessons being repeated. Students reported that they could memorize answers when they took the lessons the first time, and that repetition did not constitute as much of a review as it might have had the material been different. (Jh)
The psychobiological investigation of the development of new verbal behavior by Charles B Ferster( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behavioral psychology, instruction and learning by Charles B Ferster( Recording )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Ferster and Gabriel Ofiesh discuss the interrelationships of behavioral psychology and instructional technology
Behavior principles. 2nd ed. [By] C.B. Ferster, Stuart Culbertson, Mary Carol Perrott Boren by Charles B Ferster( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Psychobiological Investigation of the Development of New VerbalBehavior. Final Technical Report by Charles B Ferster( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These experiments with verbal behavior were carried out as an extension and adaptation of general laboratory principles developed with animals. The experiments covered three areas. The first was an application of general principles of verbal behavior, largely based on skinner's analysis, to the problems of teaching a second language. Actual teaching programs were developed in german and vietnamese. The second area of research was a program of experiments designed to test the hypothesis that training as a listener and a reader would enhance the development of speaking and writing. The experiments were carried out, using a single vietnamese phoneme, to trace the influence on pronunciation of the subject's skill as a listener. A third area of experiments concerned motivational variables. The automatic programing of the teaching machine materials made it possible to manipulate many of the relevant reinforcers. The experiments dealt mainly with the aspect of the teaching machine performances that were reinforced. This document is also available from the clearinghouse for federal and scientific and technical information, springfield, virginia 22151, and for qualified investigators, from ddc, cameron station, alexandria, virginia 22314. (rs)
An Experiment in Teaching a Second Language by Charles B Ferster( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An experiment at georgetown university with eight college freshmen involved a semiautomatic method of teaching a rapid introduction to the basic structure of german derived from an operant conditioning analysis of verbal behavior. The predominant feature of the program was a matching-to-sample technique utilizing a teaching machine and cards. The major programing principle was to differentially reinforce the students behavior as he was presented with simple or mixed textual, pictorial, and auditory stimuli. Reinforcement occurred in the form of immediate feedback indicating the correctness of the response. The hypothesis of the experiment was that an extensive repertoire as a listener and reader would provide the basic performance from which speaking and writing could emerge. It was assumed that the student would reinforce and shape his own behavior as he heard differences between his own speech and that of the native model. Another feature of this largely autodidactic program was the brief test given the student after each lesson which measured his total performance to date. Although the results of the experiment supported the hypothesis that speaking and writing skills can be taught through auditory and textual materials, that procedure was not recommended as the sole teaching method. The document includes an extensive, detailed description of the design, methods, techniques, phases, and results of the experiment. This article is a reprint from "international review of applied linguistics in language teaching," volume 4, number 2, 1966. (author/as)
The effect on extinction responding of stimuli continuously present during conditioning by Charles B Ferster( Book )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Drug effects in complex behavioral repertoires in monkeys, baboons, and man( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Complex behavioral performances in monkeys, baboons, and man are described; important variables in determining the acquisition and maintenance of these behaviors are discussed. The behaviors include two different 'counting' routines with the animals, and a matching-to-sample problemsolving task with humans. The effects of a tranquilizing drug, chlorpromazine, upon counting and matching-to-sample are presented. Graphs and photographs are included. (Author)
Study and readings about behavior principles( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The psychobiological investigation of the development of new verbal behavior. part i. an experiment in teaching a second language; part ii. the effects of listening discrimination training upon echoic accuracy; part iii. some effects of various reinforcement contingencies on performances during a course in programmed vietnamese( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Experiments were carried out with verbal behavior which are extensions and adaptations of general laboratory principles developed with animals. The experiments have been in three areas. The first was an application of general principles of verbal behavior, largely based on Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior, to the problems of teaching a second language. Actual teaching programs were developed in German and Vietnamese. The second area of research was a program of experiments designed to test the hypothesis that training as a listener and a reader would enhance the development of speaking and writing. The experiments were carried out, using a single Vietnamese phoneme, to trace the influence on pronunciation of the subject's skill as a listener. A third class of experiments concerned motivational variables. The automatic programming of the teaching machine materials made it possible to manipulate many of the relevant reinforcers. The experiments dealt particularly with the aspect of the teaching machine performances that was reinforced. In some experiments reinforcement occurred at the end of the session when the student demonstrated the new performance in the second language. In other experiments the reinforcement occurred card by card as the student went through the program. (Author)
Pigeon Project( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Several problems were explored in the chaining of responses, particularly in connection with the effect of a delay before reinforcement. The major part of the work has been concerned with the effects of different schedules of reinforcement and different contingencies of reinforcement upon probability or frequency of response
Charles B. Ferster papers by Charles B Ferster( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Charles B. Ferster papers consist largely of experimental data, research notes and manuscript materials for articles and books authored by Ferster. Experiments and research topics include chimpanzees, diet and overeating, and behavior. Some correspondence regarding experimental work is present as well
Principios do comportamento by Charles B Ferster( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Charles Ferster American psychologist

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