4.23 Networks of Derived Stimulus Relations

Another important finding from the research on derived stimulus relations is that very complex networks of derived relations can emerge after learning just a few trained relations1,2.

A network of dots and lines on a dark blue background featuring networks.
  1. O’Hora, D., Barnes-Holmes, D., Roche, B., & Smeets, P. (2004). Derived relational networks and control by novel instructions: A possible model of generative verbal responding. The Psychological Record, 54, 437-460.
  2. Steele, D. L., and Hayes, S. C. (1991). Stimulus equivalence and arbitrarily applicable relational respondingJournal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 56, 519-555.
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