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46.5 Autoclitic Tact Example #3

“I know it’s raining” contains the autoclitic tact “I know,” controlled by the strength of the controlling relationship between the controlling variable for “it’s raining” and the response itself.

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

I know it's raining clipart | price 1 credit usd $1. This example demonstrates the use of an autoclitic tact, specifically in relation to the price of clipart.
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Emphasizing the specific part of speech within this example related to an autoclitic tact was what helped in my learning process. This was a new concept for me, and reviewing the and the following module, in addition to working through the knowledge check examples was very helpful!

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