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

6.2 Irrelevant Features of Establishing Operation

Features that are irrelevant to classifying an environmental event as an establishing operation include the type of environmental event, the cause of the environmental event, and the type of stimulus that gains reinforcing effectiveness.

Establishing Operation

An environmental change or event with the following features:

Precedes the response to which it is functionally related

Increases the effectiveness of a particular stimulus change as reinforcement

The type of environmental event

The cause of the environmental event

The type of stimulus that gains reinforcing effectiveness

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