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

13.6 Taking Dictation Example #2

When classifying behavior as taking dictation, it doesn’t matter what is said, even if it is nonsense. It also doesn’t matter whether the stimulus is the result of shouting or whispering. The response can either be written or printed.

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

A person is writing the word "ormale" on a piece of paper.
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