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16.4 Intraverbal Non-Example #1

Saying “response” as the result of hearing “response” has already been classified as an echoic. It is not intraverbal because there is point-to-point correspondence between the stimulus and the response, which violates the third part of the definition of the intraverbal.


A form of verbal behavior with the following features:

A verbal response

The prior controlling variable is a verbal stimulus

There is NO point-to-point correspondence between the stimulus and the response

The specific topography and dynamic characteristics of the vocal response

The musculature involved in executing the response

The modality of the prior verbal stimulus (usually either visual or auditory)

Dynamic features of either the stimulus or the response

The “correctness” of the response

A cartoon of a man with speech bubbles saying response and response is a 16.4 Intraverbal Non-Example #1.
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