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ABAC & ABAI VB-SIG Legends Series: Dr. David Palmer Presents: The Function of Autoclitic Frames in Verbal Behavior

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ABAC is honored to partner with the ABAI VB-SIG to bring you the limited run Legends Series.
Beginning June 2021 and going to December 2021, Join us for four unique events featuring David Palmer, Mark Sundberg, Vincent Carbone, and Hank Schlinger.
Each speaker will present for 1-hour and following their event, they will be interviewed live by a member of the VB Special Interest Group.
These events are not to be missed. Register now for the first in the series!!!

Register Now:  Dr. David Palmer

The Function of Autoclitic Frames in Verbal Behavior

Wednesday,  6/9/21,  6:30 pm to 8:00 pm eastern (New York)

Recording Availability: You must register prior to the LIVE event to have access to the video.   Video closes 6/19/21 at 11:59 pm eastern (New York)

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  • Dr. Mark Sundberg     8/12/2021
  • Dr. Vince Carbone      10/27/2021
  • Dr. Henry Schlinger    12/01/2021

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STUDENTS CAN ATTEND FOR FREE! Please fill out this brief application for the student coupon code for the Legends Series

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ABSTRACT

In Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior, autoclitic frames (e.g.,“X is under Y”) are verbal responses that specify the relationship between two or more other verbal responses that will vary according to the context (e.g.,“The cat is under the couch”). Consequently, such frames provide a behavioral explanation for many of the regularities commonly attributed to “grammar.” In this talk I discuss (1) how such frames are typically acquired, i.e., through automatic reinforcement; (2) the role of multiple control as such frames and their variable terms are emitted; and (3) how such frames relate to the traditional grammatical terms, namely subject, verb, object, and indirect object. Answers are sought, in part, by considering languages that lack autoclitic frames.

Target Audience: Professionals for whom the topic is within their scope of practice. We welcome students and others who are also interested in the topic to join us.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this event participants should be able to:

1) Participants will be able to identify examples and non-examples of autoclitic frames.

2) Participants will be able to identify at least two sources of control for the variable terms that complete autoclitic frames.

3) Participants will be able to identify one reason why some languages do not employ autoclitic frames."

PRESENTER BIO

Dave Palmer discovered Skinner by reading Walden Two while on a caving trip to North Carolina, because he thought it must have had something to do with his hero, Thoreau. He spent the next decade on a soap box preaching about Walden Two and reading the rest of the Skinner canon. Eventually he realized that he was no Frazier, and he applied to graduate school in behavior analysis under John Donahoe. He was happy in grad school and would be there still if the University of Massachusetts hadn’t threatened to change the locks. He has spent the next 30 years as the token behaviorist at Smith College. During that time he co-authored, with Donahoe, Learning and Complex Behavior. He continues to puzzle over the interpretation of memory, problem-solving, and, particularly, verbal behavior. He once referred to himself, in a jocular vein, as a goose-stepping Skinnerian, but he found that the label fit, and he now wears it without apology.

DISCLOSURE

The presenter(s) and/or presenters’ family members do not have financial arrangement or affiliation with any of the products, organizations, or programs mentioned during this talk.

ELIGIBLE PROFESSIONS: CONTINUING EDUCATION

    • Behavior Analysts earn 1.5 CEUs (Learning): Live or recording
    • Not eligible for NBCC, AOTA, APA, or ASWB credit hours. You may download a certificate of attendance if your profession is not represented.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: GENERAL INFORMATION

Please read the following information carefully:

    • You must attend the entire event to receive credit.
    • Must pass post-tests with 80% or above and submit all attendance codes.
    • For ABAC's continuing education approvals statements please view our Continuing Education page.

SCHEDULE

6:30 pm: Introduction
6:35 pm: Webinar begins
7:45 pm: Q&A session
8:00 pm: Evaluation, post-test and code submission forms

VB-SIG MEMBERS - You are entitled to members only price. Please check your email from the SIG for your coupon code!!

STUDENTS CAN ATTEND FOR FREE! Please fill out this brief application for the student coupon code for the Legends Series