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

45.10 Secondary Verbal Behavior and Copying a Text

With copying a text, the visual response-product of what you have written can become the prior visual verbal stimulus in the copying a text relationship. This involves copying something that you have written.

Copying a Text

A form of verbal behavior with the following features:

The response is writing or printing

The controlling variable is a response-product of someone’s previous writing behavior

There is point-to-point correspondence between the controlling variable and the response

There is formal similarity between the controlling variable and the response product

Formal and dynamic features of the response

Formal and dynamic features of the controlling variable

Whether or not the current response is reinforced

The “meaning” of either the stimulus or the response

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