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Description - Rule-Governed Behavior: Cognition, Contingencies, and Instructional Control by Steven C. Hayes

Behavior analytic research on rule-governed behavior was first gathered in this book in 1989. Shortly after that time, the area slowed, perhaps in part due to the difficulties in distinguishing verbal from non-verbal processes within behavior analysis. Recently, however, there has been a notable pick up in interest in the topic. This previously out of print volume has been reprinted by Context Press in order to provide a readily accessible resource to behavioral psychologists as they move ahead in their research and practical work. Still current in many ways, the volume includes: B. F. Skinner on the behavior of the listener Hayne W. Reese on cognitive and behavioristic views of rule-governed behavior Margaret Vaughan on the history of the concept of rule-governed behavior in behavior analysis Charles Catania, Eliot Shimoff, and Byron A. Matthews on the experimental analysis of rule-governed behavior Steven C. Hayes and Linda J. Hayes on the verbal action of the listener as a basis of rule-governance Steven C. Hayes, Robert D. Zettle, and Irwin Rosenfarb on functional units of rule-following Philip N. Hineline and Barbara A. Wanchisen on the distinction between contingency-shaped and rule-governed behavior Richard W. Malott on control by rules describing contingencies that are not direct acting Roger L. Poppen on some clinical implications of rule-governed behavior Steven C. Hayes, Barbara S. Kohlenberg, and Susan M. Melancon on avoiding and altering rule-control as a strategy of clinical intervention

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781878978486
ISBN-10: 1878978489
Format: Paperback
(231mm x 158mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Context Press
Publisher: Context Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Steven C. Hayes

Steven C. Hayes, PhD, is Nevada Foundation Professor and director of clinical training in the department of psychology at the University of Nevada. An author of forty-one books and nearly 600 scientific articles, his career has focused on analysis of the nature of human language and cognition, and its application to the understanding and alleviation of human suffering and promotion of human prosperity. Among other associations, Hayes has been president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. His work has received several awards, including the Impact of Science on Application Award from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

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