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17.10 Knowledge Check

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I am confused on why the correct answer is “intraverbal thematic control”. If someone could please further explain that would be great!

This was the question: Saying “duck” as the result of hearing someone say “soup.”
the answer: intraverbal thematic control”

It is thematic because there was no point-to-point correspondence between the stimulus and the response. But the antecedent stimulus is verbal

Thanks for this Katherine! I was wondering the same thing.

Why is 17.10 a tact? I understand why it’s thematic, but I don’t understand the rationale provided for the person’s response being classified as a tact. Thank you!

Tact is basically naming/labeling objects. So seeing the duck and labeling it a goose is what makes it a tact, despite that being incorrect.

Avatar Christopher Selinsky March 10, 2024 at 1:24 pm

If you are referring to the person saying “loud”, then the line of reasoning is that the person is tacting the intensity of the noise and the actual content of the noise. In other words, the environment is too loud because of someone shouting

basic learning.

It took me a second to process that a tact can be stimuli other than visual. I’m so use to it in the clinic being a visual stimuli.

Thank you all! Never thought of the correct answer as a “Tact”
I also got caught up with thinking the stimuli must be visual

Okay, I get it now.

I saw the options and freaked out but was pleasantly surprised with how well I did. It was a needed confidence boost!

I don’t understand how shouting “loud” as a result of someone saying “duck” would be tact – thematic control…

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