Canonical Works: The Contextual Behavioural Roots of ACT & RFT (Wilson, Hayes, Sandoz) - audio

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This is audio from the Second World Conference on ACT, RFT, and Contextual Behavioral Science held in London, July 2006. Kelly G. Wilson, University of Mississippi Steven C. Hayes, University of Nevada, Reno Emily K. Sandoz, University of Mississippi

RFT and ACT claim parentage in the behavior analytic tradition. This is not always apparent, however, in form of the current work. Therefore, this session will explore this heritage by examining 3 classic works in behavior analysis for the roots of what has emerged as RFT and ACT.

The Papers:
Skinner, B. F. (1945). The operational analysis of psychological terms. Psychological Review, 52, 270-277

Skinner, B. F. (1950). Are Theories of Learning Necessary? Psychological Review, 57, 193-216

Goldiamond, I. (1974). Toward a constructional approach to social problems: Ethical and constitutional issues raised by applied behavior analysis. Behaviorism, 2(1),1-84

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