Barnes-Holmes, Barnes-Holmes, Stewart, & Bowles, 2010

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Barnes-Holmes, D., Barnes-Holmes, Y., Stewart, I., & Bowles, S. (2010). A sketch of the implicit relational assessment procedure (IRAP) and the relational elaboration and coherence (REC) model. The Psychological Record, 60, 527-542. 

Publication Topic: 
RFT: Conceptual
RFT: Empirical
Publication Type: 
Article
Language: 
English
Keyword(s): 
Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure, relational frame theory, network, elaboration, coherence, attitudes
Abstract: 

The current article outlines a behavior-analytic approach to the study of so-called implicit attitudes and cognition. The Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure (IRAP), the conceptual basis of which was derived from relational frame theory, is offered as a methodology that may be used in the experimental analysis of implicit attitudes and beliefs. The relational elaboration and coherence (REC) model provides a possible relational-frame account of the findings that have emerged from the IRAP. The article first outlines the research history that led to the development of the IRAP, followed by a description of the method. The REC model and how it explains a range of IRAP data are then considered. The article also outlines how both the IRAP and the REC model overlap with, and differ from, similar research found in the non-behavior-analytic literature.

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