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Extensions of Verbal Behavior
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Building on the Elementary Relationships

47.4 Autoclitic Mand Non-Example #1

If it is true and the listener’s reaction is of no importance, then “vice versa” is an autoclitic tact. Of course, it may be controlled partially as a tact and partially as a mand, as a form of impure tact.

Autoclitic Mand

A verbal relationship with the following features:

The controlling variable is an establishing operation

It enjoins the listener to alter his or her reaction to the primary response

Response topography

The listener’s current reaction

The specific type of reinforcement specified by the response

John and Mary have a reciprocal affection for each other.
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