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Relational Frame Theory A Post-Skinnerian Account of Human Language and Cognition

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ISBN-10: 0306466007

ISBN-13: 9780306466007

Edition: 2001

Authors: Steven C. Hayes, Dermot Barnes-Holmes, Bryan Roche

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Human language and our use of it to communicate or to understand the world requires deriving relations among events: for example, if A=B and A=C, then B=C. Relational frame theory argues that such performances are at the heart of any meaningful psychology of language and cognition. From a very early age, human beings learn relations of similarity, difference, comparison, time, and so on, and modify what they do in a given situation based on its derived relation to others situations and what is known about them. This volume goes beyond theory and gives the empirical and conceptual tools to conduct an experimental analysis of virtually every substantive topic in human language and cognition,…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 5/31/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 284
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

The Basic Account
Language and Cognition: Constructing an Alternative Approach Within the Behavioral Tradition
Derived Relational Responding as Learned Behavior
Multiple Stimulus Relations and the Transformation of Stimulus Functions
Relations Among Relations: Analogies, Metaphors, and Stories
Thinking, Problem-Solving, and Pragmatic Verbal Analysis
Understanding and Verbal Regulation
Self and Self-Directed Rules
Relational Frame Theory: A Precis
Extensions and Applications
Psychological Development
Social Processes
Psychopathology and Psychotherapy
Religion, Spirituality, and Transcendence