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Unit 8

Course 5011

Verbal behavior Operant behavior reinforced through the mediation of other persons.
Speaker The individual emitting the verbal response.
Listener The individual the speaker interacts with.
Audience Composed of listeners who belong to a trained verbal community.
Elementary Verbal Operants Tact- Mand- Duplic- Codic- Intraverbal
Tact Under the antecedent control of a non-verbal stimulus.
Mand Under the antecedent control of an establishing operation (EO).
Duplic Under the antecedent control of verbal stimuli with point-to-point correspondence and with formal similarity to the response.
Types of Duplic Echoics (vocal imitation, repeating) Copying a text Mimetics (motor imitation)
Echoic The repeating of a vocal verbal unit.
Copying a Text Has point-to-point correspondence and formal similarity to the written verbal stimulus.
Mimetic The imitation of a physical movement that is also a non-vocal verbal unit.
Codic Under the antecedent control of verbal stimuli with point-to-point correspondence but without formal similarity.
Intraverbal Under the antecedent control of verbal stimuli without point-to- point correspondence and with no formal similarity.
Receptive Language Under the antecedent control of a mand to comply.
Selection-based Verbal Behavior The speaker selects a stimulus in the environment by pointing or finding a picture and handing it to the listener.
Topography-based Verbal Behavior The listener discriminates what the speaker is “saying” based on the topography of the verbal behavior.
Higher-order class An operant class that includes within it other classes that can themselves function as operants.
Rule-Governed Behavior A higher-order operant response class that is under the control of verbal antecedent stimuli.
Function-Altering Effects of Rules Alter the evocative or abative effect of other antecedent stimuli.
Contingency-Shaped Behavior Behavior acquired via immediate reinforcement contingencies.
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