Advanced search
Start date
(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

Exploring a Training IRAP as a single participant context for analyzing reversed derived relations and persistent rule-following

Full text
Harte, Colin [1] ; Barnes-Holmes, Dermot [2] ; Moreira, Murilo [3] ; de Almeida, Joao H. [4] ; Passarelli, Denise [3] ; de Rose, Julio C. [3]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Natl Coll Ireland, Dept Psychol, Dublin - Ireland
[2] Ulster Univ, Sch Psychol, Coleraine, Londonderry - North Ireland
[3] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Psychol, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Estadual Londrina, Dept Psychol, Londrina, Parana - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 1

Rule-governed behavior and derived stimulus relations have always shared strong conceptual links within behavior analysis. However, experimental analysis linking the two domains remains limited. The current study consisted of three experiments that aimed to continue to bridge this experimental gap. The first experiment sought to establish the extent to which a training version of the implicit relational assessment procedure (IRAP) could be used to establish and successfully reverse experimentally established derived relations. The results suggested that the Training IRAP could successfully produce derived reversals. Experiments 2 and 3 explored the extent to which reversed derived relations would control rule-governed behavior when the contingencies for rule-following competed with the rule. In Experiment 2, the task contingencies were immediately in opposition to the (reversed) derived rule, and participants generally responded in accordance with the task contingencies, rather than the rule. In Experiment 3, the task contingencies were initially rule-consistent before a contingency reversal that later made them rule-inconsistent. Here evidence of rule-persistence emerged. The results of the research are considered within the context of a recent framework that has emerged out of RFT for analyzing the dynamics involved in derived relational responding. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 19/01406-7 - Investigating the effects of subliminal conditioning on appetitive motivation
Grantee:Denise Aparecida Passarelli
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 14/50909-8 - INCT 2014: Behavior, Cognition and Teaching (INCT-ECCE): relational learning and symbolic functioning
Grantee:Deisy das Graças de Souza
Support Opportunities: Research Projects - Thematic Grants