5.2 Does Language Mediate Derived Stimulus Relations?

As you just learned, there is a strong empirical and conceptual relationship between derived stimulus relations and language. This relationship does not mean that derived stimulus relations depend upon language or are mediated by language, however.

A diagram illustrating language relations and dialects.

Derived Stimulus Relations:

Provide a model for understanding the symbolism and generativity of language

Are much easier to demonstrate with language-able humans than with non-human animals

Are correlated with verbal IQ and ability

Develop gradually and at about the same time as language

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