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Relational Flexibility and Human Intelligence: Extending the remit of Skinner’s Verbal Behavior

O'Toole, Catriona and Barnes-Holmes, Dermot and Murphy, Carol and O'Connor, Jennifer and Barnes-Holmes, Yvonne (2009) Relational Flexibility and Human Intelligence: Extending the remit of Skinner’s Verbal Behavior. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 9 (1). pp. 1-17.

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Abstract

The current article will discuss recent research encompassing the relevance of derived relational responding in intelligence, and the establishment of procedures to target this type of flexibility in derived relational responding in practical learning situations. The chapter will review research findings that indicate correlations between speed in flexible relational responding and higher scores on IQ tests. Relevant to flexibility in relational responding, research has demonstrated that children with autism showed poorer flexibility in relational responding than typically-developing peers, and procedures to remediate this type of “rigid” responding are described. Research on derived manding also has practical implications for incorporating derived relational responding into a mand training program to facilitate a “generative” or flexible component.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Verbal behavior; derived relational responding; intelligence; flexibility; mand;
Subjects: Social Sciences > Education
Science & Engineering > Psychology
Item ID: 3882
Depositing User: Catriona O'Toole
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2012 09:17
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy
Publisher: Universidad de Almería
Refereed: Yes
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