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Arbitrarily applicable comparative relations: Experimental evidence for a relational operant
Arbitrarily applicable derived relational responding has been argued by relational frame theorists to be a form of operant behavior. The present study examined this idea with 4 female participants, ages 4 to 5 years old, ...
Hume's psychology, contemporary learning theory, and the problem of knowledge amplification
The problem of explaining the growth of knowledge has a long history among philosophers. David Hume rejected a logic of knowledge amplification and offered a psychological, rather than a logical, solution. Hume's naturalistic ...
Relational operants: Processes and implications: A response to Palmer's review of Relational Frame Theory
Palmer has recently criticized Relational Frame Theory (RFT) on the grounds that it has developed data in search of a principle. In this reply, we show that he has done so by attacking fundamental concepts within behavior ...
Why it is crucial to understand thinking and feeling: An analysis and application to drug abuse
Behavior analysis has long accepted the legitimacy of the analysis of private events in a natural science of behavior. However the topic has languished as a focus of empirical research in either applied or basic arenas. ...