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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The trouble with language: Experiential avoidance, rules, and the nature of verbal events
Experiential avoidance is the attempt to escape or avoid certain private experiences, such as particular feelings, memories, behavioral predispositions, or thoughts. In this article, we discuss evidence that experiential ...