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

19.5 Mand vs. Tact: Controlling Variables Part 2

It could be said that the tact tells the listener something about the environment regardless of the condition of the speaker, whereas the mand tells something about the condition of the speaker regardless of the environment. Later you will see how these two types of relationships may combine to determine the form of the response.

The listener benefits

Controlling variable is a prior non-verbal stimulus

The speaker benefits

Controlling variable is a prior establishing operation

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