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

32.1 Speaker and Verbal Response-Products

Another way in which private stimuli can gain control over a response involves the behavior of the speaker themself. We learn to describe our own behavior because the verbal community can react to the response-products of it and differentially reinforce appropriate descriptive responses. For that matter, the speaker can also react to those stimuli: they can see themself move or hear themself talk. But the individual is also being affected by kinesthetic stimuli that are produced by their body’s movement in the muscles, tendons, and joints.

A cartoon woman with a speech bubble saying i am talking, representing a verbal response.
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