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Elementary Relationships
Extensions of Verbal Behavior
Multiple Controlling Relationships
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30.3 Definition of Collateral Response Part 2

By response, we typically mean some form of behavior involving muscle or gland movement. Bleeding is not a collateral response, but it is a public accompaniment. Looking pale is also not a collateral response, although the act of paling could be considered a collateral response that has looking pale as a response-product.

Collateral Response

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

A private stimulus

Some collateral behavior

The community’s reinforcement is contingent upon the presence of the collateral response

The type of private stimulus

The form of the collateral behavior

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