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

28.6 Public Stimuli Receptors

Public stimuli are most often associated with phonoreceptors, photoreceptors, chemoreceptors, and—on or near the surface of the skin—mechanoreceptors, thermoreceptors, and free nerve endings.

ReceptorType of Stimulus
Chemoreceptors (gustatory and olfactory)Chemicals on the tongue or in the nasal passage
Mechanoreceptors: on the surface and within the bodyPressure
KinestheticMovement in the tendons, muscles, and joints
VestibularMovement of the body in space
Thermoreceptors: on the surface and within the bodyHeat or lack of it
Free nerve endings: on the surface and within the bodyPainful stimuli
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