Reference : About Skinner and time: behavior-analytic contributions to research on animal timing
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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Theoretical & cognitive psychology
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Neurosciences & behavior
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Animal psychology, ethology & psychobiology
About Skinner and time: behavior-analytic contributions to research on animal timing
Lejeune, Helga [Université de Liège - ULiège > > Unité de psychobiologie des processus temporels >]
Richelle, Marc mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Services généraux (Fac. de psycho. et des sc. de l'éducat.) > Relations académiques et scientifiques (Psycho et sc.éduc.) >]
Wearden, J. H. [> > > >]
Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
Soc Exp Analysis Behavior Inc
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[en] BF Skinner ; temporal control ; fixed-interval schedules ; temporal differentiation ; models of timing
[fr] animal ; comportement animal ; perspective temporelle
[en] The article discusses two important influences of B. F. Skinner, and later workers in the behavior-analytic tradition, on the study of animal timing. The first influence is methodological, and is traced from the invention of schedules imposing temporal constraints or periodicities on animals in The Behavior of Organisms, through the rate differentiation procedures of Schedules of Reinforcement, to modern temporal psychophysics in animals. The second influence has been the development of accounts of animal timing that have tried to avoid reference to internal processes of a cognitive sort, in particular internal clock mechanisms. Skinner's early discussion of temporal control is first reviewed, and then three recent theories-Killeen & Fetterman's (1988) Behavioral Theory of Timing; Machado's (1997) Learning to Time; and Dragoi, Staddon, Palmer,
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