6.2 Relational Frames and Psychological Events

To understand the concept of relational frame, it’s important to understand RFT’s approach to studying derived stimulus relations. Deriving stimulus relations is a type of psychological event or behavior. Remember, a psychological event is anything a person does, regardless of whether others can observe it.

Examples of Psychological Events

A woman sitting on a couch with a laptop in front of a window, experiencing a defining psychological event.
A woman thinking about email
A boy experiencing joy while jumping on a trampoline.
A child jumping
A woman posing for a photo in an astronaut suit.
An astronaut feeling superior to you
A man with a backpack is experiencing a defining psychological event at a train station.
A hipster texting

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