Introductory Concepts
Elementary Relationships
Extensions of Verbal Behavior
Multiple Controlling Relationships
Building on the Elementary Relationships

12.5 Copying a Text Non-Example #2

Writing “table” as a result of hearing “table” is also not copying a text, but is a type of elementary verbal relationship that will be presented in the next lesson.

Copying a Text

A form of verbal behavior with the following features:

The response is writing or printing

The controlling variable is a response-product of someone’s previous writing behavior

There is point-to-point correspondence between the controlling variable and the response

There is formal similarity between the controlling variable and the response product

Formal and dynamic features of the response

Formal and dynamic features of the controlling variable

Whether or not the current response is reinforced

The “meaning” of either the stimulus or the response

A person writing the word "table" with a pencil.
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