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    Derived more-less relational mands in children diagnosed with autism.


    Murphy, Carol and Barnes-Holmes, Dermot (2009) Derived more-less relational mands in children diagnosed with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42 (2). pp. 253-268. ISSN 0021-8855

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    Abstract

    In Experiment 1, more and less relations were trained for arbitrary Stimuli A1 and A2 with 3 children with autism. The following conditional discriminations were then trained: A1-B1, A2-B2, B1-C1, B2-C2. In subsequent tests, participants showed derived more-less mands (mand with C1 for more and mand with C2 for less). A training procedure reversed the B-C conditional discriminations, and participants then showed derived reversed more-less mands (mand with C1 for less, C2 for more). Baseline B-C relations were retrained, and participants subsequently demonstrated a return to the original derived manding. A second experiment with 1 prior participant and 1 naive participant removed a possible confounding effect. Establishing derived manding may be an advantageous component when teaching a mand repertoire in applied settings.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: autism; children; derived mands; language; more–less relations;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 10610
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1901/jaba.2009.42-253
    Depositing User: Dr. Carol Murphy
    Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2019 17:17
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
    Publisher: Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
    Refereed: Yes
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