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Eleven rules for a more successful clinical psychology
The recommendations put forth in the target article, “Twenty-First Century Graduate Education in Clinical Psychology: A Four Level Matrix Model” (C.R. Snyder & T.R. Elliott, this issue, pp. 1033-1054), should be regarded ...
Climbing Our Hills: A Beginning Conversation on the Comparison of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
The history and developmental program of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and relational frame theory (RFT) is described, and against that backdrop the target article is considered. In the authors' comparison of ACT ...
The Choice Humanistic Psychology Faces
The articles in this series document common interests around traditionally humanistic topics, but they do not yet show that a genuine dialogue is underway. Humanistic psychology needs to decide if a dialogue is in their ...
Characterizing relational operants
Relational frame theory views specific types of arbitrarily applicable relational responding as relational operants. Doing so requires no assumptions of new processes, but it does require thinking of operants in functional ...
Taxonomy as a contexualist views it
The Henriques' article, “Psychology Defined” (this issue, pp. 1207-1221), reflects an underlying philosophy of science that emphasizes coherence as its truth criterion. The taxonomic efforts that result are of unknown value ...
Humanistic Psychology and Contextual Behavioral Perspectives
Humanistic psychology historically defined itself in part by its opposition to behavioral psychology, but the conditions now exist for a fundamental reconsideration of the relationship between these two traditions. Behavioral ...
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 ...
Should the behavioral sciences become more pragmatic? The case for functional contextualism in research on human behavior
Although societal need for behavioral science research is enormous, current research practices seem to be inefficient vehicles for producing knowledge that guides practical action. Many of our most popular theories provide ...
Acceptance and commitment therapy: Model, processes and outcomes
The present article presents and reviews the model of psychopathology and treatment underlying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT is unusual in that it is linked to a comprehensive active basic research program ...