The operant conditioning of conversation.

@article{Levn1962TheOC,
  title={The operant conditioning of conversation.},
  author={Gloria Lev{\'i}n and David Shapiro},
  journal={Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior},
  year={1962},
  volume={5},
  pages={309-16}
}
Human conversation is a natural place to begin the study of social responses. In a conversation, a number of individuals use one another's responses as cues for their own behavior. So long as a conversation is being held, the speakers must talk in some order. Four experiments were conducted to test whether differentially reinforcing a group of speakers can… CONTINUE READING