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ERIC Number: EJ806342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-2933
Facilitating Responding in Accordance with the Relational Frame of Comparison: Systematic Empirical Analyses
Vitale, Agata; Barnes-Holmes, Yvonne; Barnes-Holmes, Dermot; Campbell, Claire
Psychological Record, v58 n3 p365-390 Sum 2008
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. (Contains 6 tables and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland