11.2 Definition of Combinatorial Entailment

The second defining feature of relational frames is combinatorial entailment. Combinatorial entailment refers to the way some stimulus relations can be determined by combining other stimulus relations.

Mutual EntailmentRelations between stimuli are bidirectional. Responding to the relation in one direction (A to B) entails responding to the relation in the other direction (B to A).
Combinatorial EntailmentTwo or more stimulus relations can mutually combine. Responding to two combined relations (between A and B and between C and B) can entail a response to a third relation (between A and C).
Transformation of Stimulus FunctionsThe functions a stimulus has for a person can be transformed or changed on the basis of how it is related to other stimuli.
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