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Why managed care is ripe for market-oriented behavior therapy - Since the operant chamber: Is behavior therapy still thinking in boxes? Commentary
Chorpita (1997) has rightly diagnosed a significant problem. In the 1980s and 1990s behavior therapy has progressed, in part, because it embraced the technological model of treatment development, but that model cannot take ...
Technology, theory, and the alleviation of human suffering: We still have such a long way to go
Behavior therapy promised more adequate behavior change technologies through scientific validation, more adequate theories of behavior change, and widespread social betterment and alleviation of human suffering. The promise ...
Resurgence of derived stimulus relations
Resurgence has been shown in human and nonhuman operant behavior, but not in derived relational responses. The present study examined this issue. Twenty-three undergraduates were trained to make conditional discriminations ...
Criticisms of relational frame theory: Implications for a behavior analytic account of derived stimulus relations
Two recent publications by Boelens and Sidman examined the weaknesses in Relational Frame Theory This paper responds to those criticisms. We argue that Relational Frame Theory offers a very similar but more general account ...
A comparison of response covariation viewed idiothetically and nomothetically
Twenty males viewed erotic slides and photographs of females and males on four different occasions while two physiological and five subjective measures of sexual arousal were taken. The relations among these measures were ...
Psychology's drug problem - Do we need a fix or should we just say no?
Five contextual factors give rise to the proposal that psychologists secure prescription privileges: (a) the historical overattachment of applied psychology to psychotherapy; (b) the oversupply of psychotherapists; (c) the ...
Creating the empirical clinician
A wide variety of methods have been used to encourage competent, scientifically based practice. Exhortation, training, and licensing have all proved themselves useless. It may be more helpful to focus on validating procedures ...