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    Derived Stimulus-Response and Stimulus-Stimulus Relations in Children and Adults: Assessing Training Order Effects


    Smeets, Paul M. and Barnes-Holmes, Dermot and Roche, Bryan (2001) Derived Stimulus-Response and Stimulus-Stimulus Relations in Children and Adults: Assessing Training Order Effects. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 78 (2). pp. 130-154. ISSN 0022-0965

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    Abstract

    Preschool children and adults received training on three sets of successive discriminations: (1) A1-R1,A2-R2, (2) B1-R1,B2-R2, and (3) A1-R3,A2-R4. Then they received tests assessing derived stimulus–response relations (B1-R3, B2-R4) and stimulus–stimulus relations (e.g., A1-B1, A2-B2). Four training protocols were used. The protocols differed with regard to the order in which the sets were trained: Many-To-One (1-2-3), One-To-Many-1 (1-3-2), One-To-Many-2 (3-1-2), and One-To-One (3-2-1 or 2-3-1). The adults displayed class-consistent B-R and A-B performances over all conditions. The children displayed class consistent B-R performances more often in Many-To-One and One-To-Many than in One-To-One. Their A-B performances were highly consistent with the trained A-R and tested B-R performances. Present findings are consistent with the stimulus equivalence account rather than with the mediated response account.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: children; adults; mediated generalization; stimulus equivalence; generalized conditional responding;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 10678
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1006/jecp.2000.2563
    Depositing User: Dr. Bryan Roche
    Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2019 13:31
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
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