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

45.11 Secondary Verbal Behavior and Taking Dictation

With taking dictation, what you say can become the controlling variable for writing. In fact, much writing may take this form when we talk to ourselves and write down what we say.

Taking Dictation

A form of verbal behavior with the following features:

The form of the response is writing

The controlling variable is a response product of someone’s prior vocal behavior

There is point-to-point correspondence between the stimulus and the response

Formal and dynamic features of the stimulus

Formal and dynamic features of the response

Whether or not there is reinforcement for the current response

The “meaning” of either the stimulus or the response

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