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

4.1 Three Basic Types of Controlling Variables

In the analysis of verbal behavior, there are three basic types of controlling variables that need to be taken into account. Most verbal behavior is controlled by a prior discriminative stimulus. These discriminative stimuli are divided into verbal discriminative stimuli and non-verbal discriminative stimuli.

A diagram illustrating the three basic types of behavior.
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