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Respondent

A person or organization required to answer a legal proceeding. For example, if a company is sued, the company is called the respondent because it must respond to the charges or risk a summary judgment. See also: Petitioner.
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Engaging in these behaviors is followed by environmental consequences (positive or negative reinforcement) thus establishing operant control of the previously respondently conditioned verbal behavior.
A transformation of respondently conditioned stimulus functions in accordance with arbitrarily applicable relations.
A transformation of respondently conditioned functions in accordance with arbitrarily applicable relations, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 67, 275-301.