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    Behavior Analysis, Relational Frame Theory, and the Challenge of Human Language and Cognition: A Reply to the Commentaries on Relational Frame Theory: A Post-Skinnerian Account of Human Language and Cognition


    Hayes, Steven C. and Barnes-Holmes, Dermot and Roche, Bryan (2003) Behavior Analysis, Relational Frame Theory, and the Challenge of Human Language and Cognition: A Reply to the Commentaries on Relational Frame Theory: A Post-Skinnerian Account of Human Language and Cognition. Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 19 (1). pp. 39-54. ISSN 0889-9401

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    Abstract

    Answers to a series of commentaries are presented and the challenge Relational Frame Theory (RFT) presents to behavior analysis is explicated. RFT is a behavior analytic theory, based on extensive behavior analytic data, which appeals only to known principles to explain arbitrarily applicable relational responding. The claim that such responding is operant must be answerable within behavior analysis. RFT has too much empirical support for the field to avoid this challenge. If the answer is “yes,” behavior analysis seems destined to enter a new era.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Hayes, S.C., Barnes-Holmes, D. & Roche, B. Analysis Verbal Behav (2003) 19: 39. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03392981
    Keywords: Behavior Analysis; Relational Frame Theory; Human Language; Human Cognition;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 10665
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03392981
    Depositing User: Dr. Bryan Roche
    Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2019 15:42
    Journal or Publication Title: Analysis of Verbal Behavior
    Publisher: Springer International Publishing
    Refereed: Yes
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