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

46.7 Autoclitic Tact Example #4

The autoclitic tact may be controlled by the fact that the controlling relationship is not quite appropriate. Someone may ask, “Is it going to rain?” and we may be looking outside and see a clear sky. The response “rain” is currently strengthened as a result of the echoic relationship with what the speaker just said, yet the presence of other stimuli may result in the speaker saying, “I doubt that it is going to rain.”

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 woman sitting in a chair reading a book, providing an Autoclitic Tact Example #4.
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