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

39.1 Recombinations of Response Fragments

Often, either a single variable or two or more variables will strengthen more than one response simultaneously. If either or both of the responses are complex, or composed of several elements, the possibility exists that the response form that actually is emitted will be composed of elements or fragments of each response. These recombinations of fragments are sometimes called slips of the tongue or are situations in which we say that we misspoke. The effects of fragmentary recombination can often be seen in the words that result from trying to say tongue twisters.

A venn diagram illustrating the connection between stimuli and response, showcasing 39.1 recombinations of response fragments.
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