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

36.6 Supplementary Stimulation Non-Example #2

If there was not an already fairly strong tendency to say “python,” the stimulus “Monty” could just as well evoke other responses, such as “Hall” or “that’s not his name,” or whatever.

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 cartoon of a woman with speech bubbles that say monty and halley, providing supplementary stimulation for viewers.
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