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

28.7 Private Stimulus Example

The pain that results from a toothache is, therefore, a private stimulus, affecting free nerve endings within the body.

Private Stimulus

Is a physical energy change

Is capable of affecting a sense organ

Affects only one individual; other individuals are not affected

Type of energy change

Function of the stimulus (e.g., reinforcing, discriminative, punishing)

A cartoon of a woman and a man conversing about their dental health.
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