14.6 Example of Non-Arbitrary Application Part 2

In addition, the physical properties of stimuli can also acquire unexpected functions through their participation in relational frames…including functions that allow them to serve as contextual cues for other relational frames!

For example, if a child unfamiliar with dogs is shown these dogs and asked which is more popular, he or she might choose the bulldog. But the child has never directly learned that bulldogs are more popular than chihuahuas. Why would the child now respond to the bulldog as though it is more popular than the chihuahua?

A bulldog and a chihuahua demonstrate RFT1405.

arbitrarily applicable ≠ always arbitrarily applied

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