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    Psychological Acceptance: Experimental Analyses and Theoretical Interpretations

    Barnes-Holmes, Dermot and Cochrane, Andy and Barnes-Holmes, Yvonne and Stewart, Ian and McHugh, Louise (2004) Psychological Acceptance: Experimental Analyses and Theoretical Interpretations. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 4. pp. 517-530.

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    There has been a recent explosion of interest in experiential avoidance as a source of human psychopathology and acceptance-based interventions as a means of combating the deleterious effects of such avoidance. Most of this work has focused on clinical outcome measures, but a small body of research has also employed experimental analogs. The first part of the current article reviews the key studies in this analog research and concludes that the results support the argument that acceptance interventions provide some possible advantages over more traditional control- or distraction-based interventions. The second part of the article provides the beginnings of a technical analysis of acceptance in terms of Relational Frame Theory, a modern behavioral approach to human language and cognition.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Psychological acceptance, theoretical interpretations
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 400
    Depositing User: Yvonne Barnes-Holmes
    Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2006
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy
    Publisher: Universidad de Almería
    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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