A Glossary of Descriptive Psychology Concepts

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  1. A Deliberate Action in which the primary Performance is a locution.
  2. A set of behaviors, <V>, whose members can be told apart by specifying three parameters <C, L, B>, where:

    C = Concept
    (the concept being acted on, compared to C′, all other concepts that might have been acted on)
    L = Locution
    (the word, phrase, or sentence uttered)
    B = Behavior
    (a behavior that qualifies as acting on Concept C, compared to B′, all other behaviors that would also be "acting on Concept C")
  3. The sense in which verbal behavior is straightforwardly behavior is shown via deletion and substitution as follows:


     = <θ, θ, C, θ, L, θ, θ, θ>

  4. One of four perspectives on the Person Concept.