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    The development of self and perspective-taking: A relational frame analysis

    Barnes-Holmes, Yvonne and Barnes-Holmes, Dermot and Roche, Bryan and Smeets, Paul M. (2001) The development of self and perspective-taking: A relational frame analysis. Behavioral Development Bulletin, 10 (1). pp. 42-45. ISSN 1942-0722

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    From a relational frame perspective, a child learns to discriminate her own behavior and the behavior of others through a history of exemplar training in arbitrarily applicable relational responding. The current paper argues that the emergence of deictic relations such as “I and you”, “here and there”, and “now and then” is critical to the development of perspective-taking. The paper also suggests that behavior analysis may have an important contribution to make to the study of perspective-taking, and may provide a functional-analytic account of what is sometimes referred to as “theory of mind. ”

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: development; self; perspective; taking; relational frame; analysis;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 14887
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    Depositing User: Prof. Dermot Barnes-Holmes
    Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2021 13:14
    Journal or Publication Title: Behavioral Development Bulletin
    Publisher: American Psychological Association
    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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