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    Associative Concept Learning, Stimulus Equivalence, and Relational Frame Theory: Working out the Similarities and Differences between Human and Non-Human Behavior


    Hughes, Sean and Barnes-Holmes, Dermot (2014) Associative Concept Learning, Stimulus Equivalence, and Relational Frame Theory: Working out the Similarities and Differences between Human and Non-Human Behavior. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 101 (1). pp. 156-160. ISSN 0022-5002

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    Abstract

    In their review article Zentall et al. propose that nonhumans can come to relate stimuli based on their physical properties (perceptual concept learning) or the relationship established between or among physically related stimuli (relational concept learning). At the same time, they draw upon findings from within the animal learning literature in order to argue that nonhumans can also derive untrained yet predictable relations between stimuli in the absence of direct training (associative concept learning). We are both intrigued and excited by the body of work contained in this paper and believe that it may accelerate our understanding of animal as well as human cognition in several ways. Nevertheless, a number of important questions still need to be addressed before we can conclude that associative concept learning in nonhumans is functionally similar to that observed in our own species.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is a preprint version of the published article, which is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291938-3711 . This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the SEAB journal. It is not the copy of record.
    Keywords: Associative Concept Learning; Stimulus Equivalence; Relational Frame Theory; Human Behavior; Non-Human Behavior;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 4859
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1002/jeab.60
    Depositing User: Prof. Dermot Barnes-Holmes
    Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2014 09:44
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
    Publisher: Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
    Refereed: No
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