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Ferster, Charles B. 1922-

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Works: 19 works in 84 publications in 3 languages and 2,066 library holdings
Genres: Programmed instruction 
Classifications: BF319, 150.194
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Most widely held works by Charles B Ferster
Behavior principles by Charles B Ferster ( Book )
24 editions published between 1928 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The reinforcement of social behavior by Elliott McGinnies ( Book )
12 editions published between 1970 and 1977 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schedules of reinforcement by Charles B Ferster ( Book )
20 editions published between 1957 and 1997 in English and held by 274 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 )
3 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 48 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
Principios de la conducta by Charles B Ferster ( Book )
5 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to the science of human behavior by John I Nurnberger ( Book )
5 editions published between 1963 and 1967 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 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
The role of review material in continuous programming with teaching machines by Charles B Ferster ( Book )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 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
Study and readings about behavior principles ( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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
Schedules of reinforcement by Charles B Ferster ( )
1 edition published in 1957 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Behavior principles by Charles B Ferster ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An experiment in teaching a second language by M. I Rocha e Silva ( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ferster, C. B.
Ferster, C. B. (Charles B.), 1922-
Languages
English (75)
Spanish (5)
Portuguese (1)
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