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

36.5 Supplementary Stimulation Example #2

The supplementary source need not be formal. If you are looking at a python, but the name is not coming to mind, someone may say “Monty” and that may be sufficient to sum with the non-verbal stimulus to evoke the response “python.”

Supplementary Stimulation

A type of controlling variable with the following features:

It sums with another controlling variable to evoke a response in a case of multiple controlling variables

The supplemental variable, by itself, is never likely to be sufficient to evoke the response

The type of controlling variable

A woman is standing next to a python, creating a 36.5 Supplementary Stimulation Example #2.
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