On the Relation between Stimulus Equivalence and Extension of Stimulus Function

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The purpose of this study was to examine the relation between stimulus equivalence (briefly, networks of relations among stimuli) and the extension of stimulus function (briefly, spread of effect across network) more closely than has been possible before. The traditional view of this relation suggests that equivalence classes mediate the extension of stimulus function and are, therefore, necessary for any extension to occur. This study used a preparation in which the conditional discriminations required for the development of equivalence classes and the simple discriminations required for the extension of function were trained or tested simultaneously. Results suggest that equivalence are ... continued below

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Hartman, Carrie May 2004.

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The purpose of this study was to examine the relation between stimulus equivalence (briefly, networks of relations among stimuli) and the extension of stimulus function (briefly, spread of effect across network) more closely than has been possible before. The traditional view of this relation suggests that equivalence classes mediate the extension of stimulus function and are, therefore, necessary for any extension to occur. This study used a preparation in which the conditional discriminations required for the development of equivalence classes and the simple discriminations required for the extension of function were trained or tested simultaneously. Results suggest that equivalence are not necessary for the extension of stimulus function though they may be sufficient.

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  • May 2004

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Hartman, Carrie. On the Relation between Stimulus Equivalence and Extension of Stimulus Function, thesis, May 2004; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4462/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .