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    The Function Acquisition Speed Test (FAST): a Behavior Analytic Implicit Test for Assessing Stimulus Relations


    O'Reilly, Anthony and Roche, Bryan and Ruiz, Maria R. and Tyndall, Ian T. and Gavin, Amanda (2012) The Function Acquisition Speed Test (FAST): a Behavior Analytic Implicit Test for Assessing Stimulus Relations. The Psychological record, 62 (3). pp. 507-528. ISSN 0033-2933

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    Abstract

    Subjects completed a baseline stimulus matching procedure designed to produce two symmetrical stimulus relations; A1–B1 and A2–B2. Using A1, B1, and two novel stimuli, subjects were then trained to produce a common keypress response for two stimuli and a second key-press response for two further stimuli across two blocks of response training. During one block, the reinforcement contingencies were consistent with baseline relations (i.e., A1 and B1 shared a response function), whereas during the other block they were not. Thirteen of 18 subjects who completed the procedure showed a response class acquisition rate differential across the two test blocks in the predicted direction. It is suggested that this procedure may serve as a behavior analytic alternative to popular implicit tests. It provides a nonrelative measure of stimulus association strength and may display superior procedural implicitness over other tests.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: FAST; Function Acquisition Speed Test; Implicit Association Test; Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure; implicit cognition;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 6812
    Depositing User: Dr. Bryan Roche
    Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 10:29
    Journal or Publication Title: The Psychological record
    Publisher: Springer Verlag
    Refereed: Yes
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