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

28.1 Public Stimuli and the Verbal Community

Most stimuli are capable of affecting several different people in the same way. This fact allows for the verbal community to differentially reinforce verbal responses when it is training one of its members. If the trainer can also make contact with the stimulus at the same time that the learner does, then the trainer can decide whether or not the learner’s response is appropriate to the stimuli present.

A cartoon of a woman and a man with a balloon that represents 28.1 Public Stimuli
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