Using 2 scholarly sources to help guide you, define each of the elementary verbal operants; identify whether each operant has point to point correspondence and/or formal similarity, along with the kind of reinforcement that will function to maintain that verbal behavior. Finally, provide a real-life example of each operant from your own personal experience, identifying the specific SD that may evoke each verbal operant and the contingencies that occur as a result of that verbal behavior.
Review two of your classmate’s responses using following ideas as a guide:
- Review your peer’s response for accuracy in defining and identifying the characteristics of each verbal operant. Provide constructive feedback accordingly.
- Is each of the examples an accurate representation of the target operant with regards to the identification of the three-term contingency? Provide an alternate suggestion for SD’s or reinforcement of the verbal behavior as needed.
- Ask at least one thoughtful follow up question.