4.20 Multiple Types of Stimulus Relations

But relations other than “equivalence” can also be trained and derived. Stimuli and events can be related in many different ways1,2,3,4.

A is the same as B

A is the opposite of B

A is different from B

A is better than B

A is the cause of B

A is less than B

A is far from B

A happened before B

A is part of B

A is above B

  1. Barnes-Holmes, D., Hayes, S. C., and Roche, B. (2001). The (not so) strange death of stimulus equivalenceEuropean Journal of Behavior Analysis, 2(1), 35-41.
  2. Dymond, S., and Barnes, D. (1995). A transformation of self-discrimination response functions in accordance with the arbitrarily applicable relations of sameness, more-than, and less-thanJournal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 64, 163-184.
  3. Green, G., Stromer, R., and Mackay, H. A. (1993). Relational learning in stimulus sequences. Psychological Record, 43, 599-615.
  4. Roche, B., and Barnes, D. (1996). Arbitrarily applicable relational responding and sexual categorization: A critical test of the derived difference relationThe Psychological Record, 46, 451-475.
Post a comment
This section is for the civil and public discussion of the content of this page. We reserve the right to moderate and remove comments that are irrelevant, disrespectful, hateful, harassing, threatening, or spamlike. If you are experiencing a technical issue, please contact our helpdesk for assistance.

Leave a Comment