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

27.5 Mand Extension Example #3

We may also begin to mand in the presence of listeners who are not really capable of reinforcing our behavior. The process of extinction minimizes this tendency; however, we still retain some tendency to mand the behavior of dolls, small babies, or untrained animals. In such cases, the establishing operations are likely to be virtually identical to those that evoked the same response forms in the presence of reinforcing audiences.

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