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

29.4 Public Stimuli and Collateral Private Stimuli

Of course, not all public stimuli have collateral private stimuli. A rash may in fact not itch. An area of swollen or bruised skin may not hurt.

Public Accompaniment

A way in which the verbal community brings verbal behavior under the control of private stimuli that has the following features:

A private stimulus

A collateral public stimulus

Reinforcement for a given response contingent upon the presence of the public stimulus

The type of private stimulus

Whether or not there is any causal relationship between the public and private stimulus (they need only be correlated)

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