Relational Frame Theory (RFT) is an explicitly psychological account of human language and cognition. It is an approach designed to be a pragmatically useful analysis of complex human behavior, and provides the empirical and conceptual tools to conduct an experimental analysis of virtually every substantive topic in this arena. Further, the contextual approach of RFT provides a functional account of the structure of verbal knowledge and cognition, creating an important link between the traditionally disparate perspectives of cognitive and behavioral psychology.
While there are many different theories of language and cognition available, RFT offers several distinct advantages over traditional approaches. We believe these advantages make RFT of interest not only to behavioral theorists but also to cognitive psychologists, therapists, educators, and anyone studying the human condition. To learn more about RFT, click on a link below.