Cassidy, Sarah and Roche, Bryan and Hayes, Steven C.
A Relational Frame Training Intervention to
Raise Intelligence Quotients: A Pilot Study.
The Psychological Record, 61.
The current research consisted of 2 studies designed to test the effectiveness
of automated multiple-exemplar relational training in raising
children’s general intellectual skills. In Study 1, 4 participants were exposed
to multiple exemplar training in stimulus equivalence and the
relational frames of SAME, OPPOSITE, MORE THAN, and LESS THAN
across several sessions and weeks. WISC (III-UK) measures were taken
at baseline, following stimulus equivalence training, and again following
relational frame training. Matched against a no-treatment control
group, experimental participants showed significant improvements
in full-scale IQ following stimulus equivalence training, and a further
significant rise following relational frame training. Study 2 administered
an improved multiple-exemplar-based relational frame training
intervention to 8 children with a range of educational and behavioral
difficulties. In 7 of the 8 cases, full-scale IQ as measured by the WISC
(IV-UK) rose by at least 1 SD; the improvement was statistically significant
at the group level. These data have important implications for
the behavioral analysis of intellectual skills and suggest the basis of an
intervention to improve general cognitive functioning.
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||Science & Engineering > Psychology
Dr. Bryan Roche
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