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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 ...
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 ...
Experiential avoidance and behavioral disorders: A functional dimensional approach to diagnosis and treatment
Syndromal classification is a well-developed diagnostic system but has failed to deliver on its promise of the identification of functional pathological processes. Functional analysis is tightly connected to treatment but ...
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 ...