Dymond & Barnes, 1996

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APA Citation: 

Dymond, S., & Barnes, D. (1996). A transformation of self discrimination response functions in accordance with the arbitrarily applicable relations of sameness, more than, and less than: Erratum. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 66(3), 348-360.

Publication Topic: 
RFT: Empirical
Publication Type: 
Article
Language: 
English
Keyword(s): 
arbitrarily applicable stimuli relations & reinforcement, transformation of self discrimination response, adults, erratum
Abstract: 

Examined self-discrimination response functions in accordance with 3 derived relations. In Exp 1, 2 Ss pretrained in nonarbitrary relations according to 4 contextual stimuli (same, opposite, more than, and less than), and an untrained S were trained in 6 arbitrary relations and tested for 7 derived relations. Only the pretrained Ss showed the derived relations. One of the stimuli from the relational network and 2 novel stimuli were used to train 3 self-discrimination responses on 3 complex schedules of reinforcement. Only the pretrained Ss showed a transformation of self-discrimination response functions in accordance with the relations of sameness, more than, and less than. In Exp 2, 3 Ss completed arbitrary relational training and testing phases modified to control for a procedural artifact. Exp 2 replicated the findings of Exp 1. Results support the utility of a relational frames approach to understanding derived stimulus relations.

Comments: 
Demonstrates a transformation of functions in accordance with sameness and oppositon, using several matching-to-sample control tasks to prevent formation of simple equivalence and nonequivalence relations.