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    Relational frame theory and stimulus equivalence: Conceptual and procedural issues

    Barnes-Holmes, Dermot and Barnes-Holmes, Yvonne and Smeets, Paul M. and Cullinan, Veronica A. and Leader, Geraldine (2004) Relational frame theory and stimulus equivalence: Conceptual and procedural issues. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 4 (2). pp. 181-214. ISSN 1889-1780

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    The article begins with a brief outline of the phenomenon of stimulus equivalence and its relationship to human verbal behavior. Relational Frame Theory is then outlined as a behavior-analytic account of both stimulus equivalence and human language. The experimental procedures that have typically been used to examine stimulus equivalence are then considered, before focusing on a series of studies that have developed two alternative procedures for analyzing equivalence class formation: the respondent-type training procedure and the precursor to the relational evaluation procedure. Relational Frame Theory is used to interpret the results that have arisen from these two methodologies. The article concludes that the empirical and theoretical analyses of stimulus equivalence and derived relations, more generally, will be enhanced considerably through the development of a wide range of experimental preparations.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Relational frame theory; stimulus equivalence; Conceptual; procedural issues;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 14816
    Depositing User: Prof. Dermot Barnes-Holmes
    Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2021 16:06
    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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