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The status of rule-governed behavior as pliance tracking and augmenting within relational frame theory: Middle-level rather than technical terms

Harte, Colin and Barnes-Holmes, Dermot (2021) The status of rule-governed behavior as pliance tracking and augmenting within relational frame theory: Middle-level rather than technical terms. The Psychological Record. ISSN 2163-3452

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40732-021-00458-x

Abstract

A recent systematic review has highlighted that the terms “pliance,” “tracking,” and “augmenting” have rarely been used as the basis for conducting systematic experimental-analytic research since their conception in 1982, despite their theoretical centrality to the study of rule-governed behavior and their presumed impact on psychological suffering. Given that some time has passed since the review article, it may be useful to reflect again upon their place within the literature on the experimental analysis of human behavior, and relational frame theory in particular. As such, the current article constitutes a “position piece” rather than another formal systematic review. In reviewing (informally) the literature since the systematic review, the recent emergence of psychometric research involving these concepts could be seen as reinforcing the original conclusions, in that researchers are recognizing that pliance, tracking, and augmenting may be of limited value in the experimental analysis of human behavior. Instead, the concept of rule-governed behavior itself, as well as the subcategories of pliance, tracking, and augmenting, should be considered middle-level terms, which lack the relative precision of more technical terms within the literature on relational frame theory.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: School of Business > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: Dan English
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2021 13:21
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2021 13:21
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4809

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