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

32.5 Response Reduction and Common Properties

Neither common properties nor response reduction involves any new concept. Common properties is just a special case of tact extension, while response reduction may be considered a special case of public accompaniment.

Response Reduction

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

A verbal response controlled by the speaker’s own overt behavior

Private kinesthetic stimuli that are collateral with observable public stimuli

The response then is reduced in magnitude to the point where no public stimuli are produced

The topography of the response

The particular form of the speaker’s overt behavior

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