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

13.4 Taking Dictation Non-Example #1

Writing the name of a restaurant as the result of doing a web search and seeing the name on your computer screen has already been classified as copying a text. It is NOT dictation because the controlling variable is not the result of someone’s prior vocal verbal behavior.

Taking Dictation

A form of verbal behavior with the following features:

The form of the response is writing

The controlling variable is a response product of someone’s prior vocal behavior

There is point-to-point correspondence between the stimulus and the response

Formal and dynamic features of the stimulus

Formal and dynamic features of the response

Whether or not there is reinforcement for the current response

The “meaning” of either the stimulus or the response

Mcdonald's dictation
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