Toward a functional analysis of private verbal self-regulation.

@article{Taylor1997TowardAF,
  title={Toward a functional analysis of private verbal self-regulation.},
  author={Ivan Taylor and Mark F. O'Reilly},
  journal={Journal of applied behavior analysis},
  year={1997},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={43-58}
}
We developed a methodology, derived from the theoretical literatures on rule-governed behavior and private events, to experimentally investigate the relationship between covert verbal self-regulation and nonverbal behavior. The methodology was designed to assess whether (a) nonverbal behavior was under the control of covert rules and (b) verbal reports of… CONTINUE READING