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    A functional-analytic model of analogy using the Relational Evaluation Procedure

    Stewart, Ian and Barnes-Holmes, Dermot and Roche, Bryan (2004) A functional-analytic model of analogy using the Relational Evaluation Procedure. The Psychological record, 54 (4). pp. 531-552. ISSN 0033-2933

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    Analogical reasoning is conceptualized by Relational Frame Theory as responding in accordance with an equivalence relation between equivalence or other types of derived stimulus relations. The purpose of this study was to provide an empirical demonstration of analogy using the Relational Evaluation Procedure (REP), a recently developed technique for the rapid training and testing of derived stimulus relations. The experiment involved 9 stages in which 5 adult male subjects were exposed to a complex series of REP training and testing protocols, by the end of which they each readily demonstrated 24 completely novel instances of responding in accordance with analogical relations as conceptualized by RFT. The implications of these results for future functional analytic investigations of analogical reasoning are discussed.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Stewart, I., Barnes-Holmes, D. & Roche, B. Psychol Rec (2004) 54: 531.
    Keywords: functional-analytic model; analogy; Relational Evaluation Procedure;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 10662
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    Depositing User: Dr. Bryan Roche
    Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2019 14:06
    Journal or Publication Title: The Psychological record
    Publisher: Springer Verlag
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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