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

27.6 Mand Extension Example #4

A final type of mand extension occurs when we make a mand that has never been reinforced before. Having successfully manded “water,” we mand “milk” for the first time. For this to occur, the speaker must have acquired a generalized mand form such as “May I have some ________?” In addition, the response form, the vocal response “milk,” must already have been learned as part of another elementary relationship, usually a tact.

May I have some milk extension example #4.
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