Verbal Behavior

how speakers learn to tact private events
public accompianment
collateral repsonses
public accompaniment
an observable stimulus accompanies a private event (see a child get stung by a bee and inferring a painful stimulus, listener reinforces tact “ouch!”)
collateral repsonses
an observable response accompanies a private stimuli (seeing a child crying and rubbing their arm. didn’t see the bee sting, but the behavior suggests a painful stimulus is present)
common properties
speaker uses metaphorical extension of a public stimulus to tact a private stimulus (my head is foggy)
response reduction
speakers learn to tact movements and positions of their bodies (i’m doing a math problem when solving on paper), covert stimuli may be sufficiently similar to generalize (i’m doing a math problem while doing in their head)
convergent multiple control
one response might be the function of several variables (part mand/part tact: the floor is dirty, you see the vacuum, and say “vacuum please)
divergent multiple control
see a car going fast, say “they’re speeding” or “that car is flying” or “look at that car” etc.
autoclitic
verbal behavior that modifies the effect of other verbal behavior on the listener –
Primary – mands, tacts, intraverbals evoked by Sd’s and MO’s
Secondary – speaker comments on the strength or nature of the variables controlling the primary verbal behavior.
Examples – might be, definitely, possibly, very, tells if the stimulus is strong or weak