ABSTRACT

FK-11. Environment, stimulus, stimulus class. Page 218

FK-12 Stimulus equivalence. Page 233

FK-24. Stimulus control. Throughout

FK-34. Conditional discriminations. Page 223

FK-35. Stimulus discrimination. Throughout

FK-37. Stimulus generalization. Page 218 and throughout

How can we respond correctly in a novel situation, a situation we’ve never been in before, a situation where, previously, the correct response has never even had a chance to occur, let alone to be reinforced. That sort of complex, novel stimulus control is what this chapter is about. And much of the criticism of behavior analysis is based on the false assumption that behavior analysis cannot explain that sort of complex, novel stimulus control. Too bad the critics haven’t read this chapter or the research that inspired it.