15.46 Dominance of Verbal Relations

The Dark Side of Language

Deriving stimulus relations, or the use of language, dominates human behavior and tends to overwhelm all other forms of activity. It is difficult for humans to do or experience anything without “thinking” about it in some way. The dominance of verbal relations means that the way any stimulus or event affects us psychologically is likely to be influenced by the relations we derive between that stimulus or event and other stimuli or events. This is not always a good thing because…

A diagram of a car with Vast Relational Networks.

The dominance of verbal relations

Bidirectional transformation of stimulus functions

Rampant rule following

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