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    Facilitating responding in accordance with the relational frame of comparison: Systematic empirical analyses

    Vitale, Agata and Barnes-Holmes, Yvonne and Barnes-Holmes, Dermot and Campbell, Claire (2008) Facilitating responding in accordance with the relational frame of comparison: Systematic empirical analyses. The Psychological record, 58. pp. 365-390. ISSN 0033-2933

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    The current article examines patterns of adult responding to different types of more-than and less-than relations, as well as procedures for facilitating responding in accordance with these relations. Using parameters suggested in the three-term series literature, the more-than and less-than relations were separated into six distinct trial types. Systematic comparisons were then drawn between repeated test exposures, the provision of automated feedback, and the presentation of nonarbitrary trials. The results showed that feedback was the most effective intervention for facilitating responding to the target relations. When feedback and nonarbitrary trials were combined, their impact was only marginally better than either intervention alone. These findings are discussed in terms of relational frame theory and interventions for remediating deficits in derived relational responding.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Facilitating; responding; relational; frame; comparison; Systematic; empirical; analyses;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 14796
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    Depositing User: Prof. Dermot Barnes-Holmes
    Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2021 12:16
    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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