The etymology of basic concepts in the experimental analysis of behavior.

@article{Dinsmoor2004TheEO,
  title={The etymology of basic concepts in the experimental analysis of behavior.},
  author={James A. Dinsmoor},
  journal={Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior},
  year={2004},
  volume={82 3},
  pages={
          311-6
        }
}
The origins of many of the basic concepts used in the experimental analysis of behavior can be traced to Pavlov's (1927/1960) discussion of unconditional and conditional reflexes in the dog, but often with substantial changes in meaning (e.g., stimulus, response, and reinforcement). Other terms were added by Skinner (1938/1991) to describe his data on the rate of lever pressing in the rat (e.g., operant conditioning, conditioned reinforcement, negative reinforcement, and response induction and… CONTINUE READING

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