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

46.4 Autoclitic Tact Example #2

The strength of the controlling relationship may also be a controlling variable. We may say “I think it is raining” under circumstances where the controlling relationship between the appropriate stimuli and the response “it’s raining” is a weak relationship.

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

A cartoon man holding an umbrella with a speech bubble saying i think it is raining. This example showcases the use of autoclitic tact.
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