The role of verbal behavior in human learning: II. Developmental differences.

@article{Bentall1985TheRO,
  title={The role of verbal behavior in human learning: II. Developmental differences.},
  author={Richard P. Bentall and Constance Lowe and A M Beasty},
  journal={Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior},
  year={1985},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={
          165-81
        }
}
When children in four different age ranges operated a response device, reinforcers were presented according to fixed-interval schedules ranging in value from 10 to 70 seconds. Only the behavior of the subjects in the youngest of the four groups, the preverbal infants, resembled that of other animal species. The children in age ranges 5 to 6(1/2) and 7(1/2) to 9 years exhibited either the low-rate or high-rate response patterns typical of human adults. Those who showed the low-rate pattern… CONTINUE READING
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