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16.6 Intraverbal Example #2

The intraverbal response may be in any form. Writing “response” as the result of either hearing someone say “stimulus” or watching someone write “stimulus” is intraverbal. The modality of the stimulus and the response is unspecified in 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 hand writing the word stimulus with a speech bubble for 16.6 Intraverbal Example #2.
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