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

46.12 Variety of Autoclitic Tacts

Skinner identified several types of autoclitic tacts. For a detailed description, check out Chapter 12 of Verbal Behavior. The analysis of what is and is not an autoclitic function proves to be quite complex, but still lots of fun.

B.F. Skinner's verbal behavior.

Autoclitic Tact

A verbal relationship with the following features:

A non-verbal stimulus

The non-verbal stimulus is some aspect of a primary verbal relationship

The specific features of the controlling relationship (e.g., receptor being stimulated or the intensity or strength of the stimulation; stimulation may include an establishing response)

The form of the response

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