Suggested FC Curriculum

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Forsyth, J. P., Lejuez, C. W., Hawkins, R. P., & Eifert, G. H. (1996). Cognitive vs. contextual causation: Different world views but perhaps not irreconcilable. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 27(4), 369–76. Retrieved from

Gifford, E. V., & Hayes, S. C. (1999). Functional contextualism: A pragmatic philosophy for behavioral science. In W. O'Donohue & R. Kitchener (Eds.), Handbook of behaviorism, 285-327. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Hayes, S. C. (2008). Climbing our hills: A beginning conversation on the comparison of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 15(4), 286–295. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2850.2008.00139.x

Hayes, S. C., Barnes-Holmes, D., & Wilson, K. G. (2012). Contextual Behavioral Science: Creating a science more adequate to the challenge of the human condition. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 1(1-2), 1–16. doi:10.1016/j.jcbs.2012.09.004

Hayes, S. C., & Brownstein, A. J. (1986). Mentalism, behavior-behavior relations, and a behavior-analytic view of the purposes of science. The Behavior Analyst, 9(2), 175–190.

Hayes, S. C., Hayes, L. J., & Reese, H. W. (1988). Finding the philosophical core: A review of Stephen C. Pepper’s World Hypotheses: A study in evidence. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 50(1), 97–111.

Hayes, S. C., Levin, M. E., Plumb-Vilardaga, J., Villatte, J. L., & Pistorello, J. (2013). Acceptance and commitment therapy and contextual behavioral science: Examining the progress of a distinctive model of behavioral and cognitive therapy. Behavior Therapy, 44(2), 180–98. doi:10.1016/j.beth.2009.08.002

Hayes, S. C., & Wilson, K. G. (1995). The role of cognition in complex human behavior: A contextualistic perspective. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 26(3), 241–248.

Long, D. M. (2013). Pragmatism, realism, and psychology: Understanding theory selection criteria. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 2(3-4), 61–67. doi:10.1016/j.jcbs.2013.09.003

Vilardaga, R., Hayes, S., Levin, M., & Muto, T. (2009). Creating a strategy for progress: A contextual behavioral science approach. The Behavior Analyst, 1(1), 105–133. Retrieved from

Wilson, K. G. (2001). Some notes on theoretical constructs: Types and validation from a contextual behavioral perspective. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 1(2), 205–215.