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    Early verbal developmental history and equivalence relations.

    Luciano, Carmen and Barnes-Holmes, Yvonne and Barnes-Holmes, Dermot (2001) Early verbal developmental history and equivalence relations. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 1 (1). pp. 137-149. ISSN 1889-1780

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    Young children demonstrate the derivation of equivalence relations after only a brief training history. Although a number of theories have proposed possible variables that give rise to these effects, the role of the child’s preverbal learning history has not been fully addressed. The present paper describes some perceptual skills that may be important for the later emergence of derived performances. Specifically, a distinction is offered between nonverbal and verbal perceptual discriminations. The relationship between these skills is discussed as is the role of receptive language in their development. This account suggests that explicit histories that establish generalized verbal perceptual skills are necessary for the emergence of equivalence. According to this account, equivalence is defined as a byproduct of practices within the verbal community, and not as a basic stimulus function.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: early; verbal; developmental; history; equivalence relations;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 14815
    Depositing User: Prof. Dermot Barnes-Holmes
    Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2021 15:30
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy
    Publisher: Asociación de Análisis del Comportamiento
    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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