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    Related to Anxiety: Arbitrarily Applicable Relational Responding and Experimental Psychopathology Research on Fear and Avoidance


    Dymond, Simon and Bennett, Marc and Boyle, Sean and Roche, Bryan and Schlund, Michael W. (2017) Related to Anxiety: Arbitrarily Applicable Relational Responding and Experimental Psychopathology Research on Fear and Avoidance. Behavior Analyst, 41 (1). pp. 189-213. ISSN 2520-8969

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    Abstract

    Humans have an unparalleled ability to engage in arbitrarily applicable relational responding (AARR). One of the consequences of this ability to spontaneously combine and relate events from the past, present, and future may, in fact, be a propensity to suffer. For instance, maladaptive fear and avoidance of remote or derived threats may actually perpetuate anxiety. In this narrative review, we consider contemporary AARR research on fear and avoidance as it relates to anxiety. We first describe laboratory-based research on the emergent spread of fear- and avoidance-eliciting functions in humans. Next, we consider the validity of AARR research on fear and avoidance and address the therapeutic implications of the work. Finally, we outline challenges and opportunities for a greater synthesis between behavior analysis research on AARR and experimental psychopathology.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the author's postprint version of the published article, which is available at: Dymond, S., Bennett, M., Boyle, S. et al. Perspect Behav Sci (2018) 41: 189. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40614-017-0133-6
    Keywords: Arbitrarily applicable relational responding; Stimulus relations; Generalization; Experimental psychopathology; Fear; Avoidance; Anxiety;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 10628
    Depositing User: Dr. Bryan Roche
    Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2019 14:36
    Journal or Publication Title: Behavior Analyst
    Publisher: Springer International Publishing
    Refereed: Yes
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