Human Learning & Verbal Behavior Lab

Welcome to the Human Learning & Verbal Behavior Lab in the Department of Psychology at Texas Christian University.  We study how basic learning processes operate in human language and concept learning, and evaluate teaching and language intervention procedures. Much of our work is inspired by the writings of B. F. Skinner on verbal and other complex human behavior in the 1950s, along with more recent developments in the field of behavior analysis. Our research with adult learners is conducted partly in our lab in Winton-Scott Hall, and partly online. Our research with children is conducted in off-campus community settings and in some cases remotely via Zoom. 

Visit our research and publications pages to learn more about our work, and our people page to learn about who we are and what makes us tick. 

If you are an undergraduate student looking to get involved with our lab, visit our undergraduate research opportunities page. 

If you are interested in applying to join our lab as a PhD student, please contact Dr. Petursdottir to inquire about available spots.