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

5.4 Verbal Stimulus Non-Example #1

A picture of a dog, or an actual dog itself, is a non-verbal stimulus. It is a visual stimulus that is not the result of prior verbal behavior.

Verbal Stimulus

A physical energy change capable of affecting an organism’s sensory receptors that has the following features:

It has a specific form or pattern which, as a unit, has controlling effectiveness

It is the result of verbal behavior

Modality: auditory, visual, etc.

Dynamic characteristics such as size, intensity, etc.

Function: discriminative, reinforcing, punishing, etc.

A small dog on a white background.
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