Home » Standard Modules » An Introduction to Relational Frame Theory (Standard) An Introduction to Relational Frame Theory (Standard) 4.33 out of 5 (1295 customer reviews) $12.00 Learn the key concepts, terms, and approach of Relational Frame Theory (RFT), a behavioral account of human language and cognition. RFT provides the theoretical basis for promising new interventions in applied behavior analysis (e.g., PEAK Relational Training System) and clinical psychology (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). — OR — Add to cart Gift This Module » Buy a friend or colleague a gift card for this module! Gift This Module » Choose your image Or Upload your image > Delivery info Delivery date: RECIPIENT'S INFO Name: Email: + add another recipient YOUR INFO Name: Message: SKU: rft-s Category: Standard Modules Tag: visible Brand: FoxyLearning Description Free Preview Reviews (1295) Survey Results Description Relational Frame Theory (RFT) is a behavioral account of human language and cognition that emerged primarily from converging lines of research on rule-governed behavior and derived stimulus relations. It is an extension of B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior in some respects, but also directly challenges some of the basic tenets of that analysis. More importantly, it has drastic implications for how we conduct a science of human behavior, as it explains how stimulus functions can be altered in ways that are not directly predictable from a traditional contingency analysis. RFT provides a framework for an analysis of complex human behavior, and serves as the basis of promising new interventions in applied behavior analysis (e.g., PEAK Relational Training System) and clinical psychology (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). This tutorial, first published in 2004, helps the learner master the key concepts, terms, and approach of RFT. About the Author An Introduction to Relational Frame Theory was written and developed by Eric J. Fox, Ph.D. (Doc Fox), the founder and director of Foxylearning. Doc Fox was a contributing author to the first book-length treatment of Relational Frame Theory (RFT), developed the original Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) website (and the RFT and ACT websites that preceded it), was a founding member of the ACBS Board of Directors, and has presented and published on RFT numerous times. He holds a doctorate in Learning & Instructional Technology from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in behavior analysis from the University of Nevada, Reno. He has over two decades of experience in instructional design and previously served as a faculty member in the psychology department of Western Michigan University, Dean of Instruction at Saybrook University, Director of Instructional Design for Altius Education, Senior Content Developer at Cengage Learning, and Director of Educational Technology for The Ohio State University College of Medicine. His love of learning, technology, and behavioral science is coupled with an unhealthy affinity for Batman. Learning Objectives This tutorial introduces a conceptual framework (RFT) for analyzing human language and cognition that is more functional and pragmatic than the structural analyses of traditional linguistics or cognitive psychology. It will be particularly beneficial to those wishing to understand the theoretical basis of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or Training (ACT) or those working to establish verbal repertoires with children or adults who have language delays. This tutorial will not provide you with training in specific interventions or methods based on RFT, but it will provide you with a conceptual understanding of the theoretical basis of such interventions and methods. Upon completing the tutorial, the learner should be able to: Identify two of the distinguishing characteristics of human language and how they are accounted for by Relational Frame Theory (RFT) Identify definitions and examples of key theoretical concepts in RFT (including derived stimulus relation, functional contextual theory, relational responding, generalized operant, multiple exemplar training, mutual entailment, combinatorial entailment, transformation of stimulus functions, and contextual cues) Specify the process by which relational responding leads to derived stimulus relations Analyze samples of natural language using the terms and concepts of RFT History This tutorial was initially developed as part of the author’s dissertation research at Arizona State University. The topic was selected to introduce the complex concepts of RFT to a broad audience. The content of this tutorial should be considered quite accurate, as it was written by an expert in the field and reviewed for accuracy by Dr. Steven C. Hayes, who led the development of RFT and ACT, and Dr. Dermot Barnes-Holmes, who is one of the most prolific RFT researchers and scholars in the world. A beta version of the tutorial was introduced in 2003, with the first full release in 2004. The tutorial earned the author the Nova Southeastern Award for Outstanding Practice by a Graduate Student in Instructional Design from the Design & Development division of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology. With an award name that long, you know it’s got to be good. The first commercial version (developed in Adobe Flash) was launched on FoxyLearning in January 2010 and the first HTML5 version was launched in May 2012. The tutorial is updated on an ongoing basis, with with significant updates occurring in June 2013, June 2019, January 2020, and August 2022. An Introduction to Relational Frame Theory by Eric Fox is © 2004-2022 FoxyLearning LLC and distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. You can launch the lessons of the open-access version of this module using the links below. The open-access version does not include the final quiz, but the rest of the content is the same. Please note that your progress on open-access modules is not tracked or recorded. Module Content Lesson 1: Introduction 4 pages Open Access Lesson 2: Language 14 pages Open Access Lesson 3: Functional Contextualism 30 pages Open Access Lesson 4: Derived Stimulus Relations 27 pages Open Access Lesson 5: Human Language and Cognition 4 pages Open Access Lesson 6: Relational Frames 6 pages Open Access Lesson 7: Relational Responding 45 pages Open Access Lesson 8: Generalized Operants 21 pages Open Access Lesson 9: Multiple Exemplar Training 14 pages Open Access Lesson 10: Mutual Entailment 9 pages Open Access Lesson 11: Combinatorial Entailment 15 pages Open Access Lesson 12: Transformation of Stimulus Functions 29 pages Open Access Lesson 13: Contextual Control 26 pages Open Access Lesson 14: Arbitrarily Applicable 9 pages Open Access Lesson 15: Implications and Applications 36 pages Open Access 1295 reviews for An Introduction to Relational Frame Theory (Standard) 4.34.33 out of 5Based on 1,295 reviews5 star4949%4 star3838%3 star88%2 star11%1 star11% Search Most Recent Most Helpful Add a review 5 out of 5 Eva (verified buyer) – January 15, 2021 Featured ReviewGood pace, fun examples, all clearly explained in a way that was easy to understand. Great course! (1) (0) 5 out of 5 Sam Freville (verified buyer) – April 21, 2021 I thought this introduction was clear and used wonderful examples to keep me engaged! The way the lessons were split up with mini quizzes within allowed me to remember the material and really see how the information is important in everyday life! Also, I appreciated the humor sprinkled throughout! (2) (0) 5 out of 5 sara.welsh (verified buyer) – February 26, 2022 This module presents a complex topic through simple, bite-sized lessons to make it easier to understand. (1) (0) 5 out of 5 marieshelasalonga (verified buyer) – February 2, 2022 I used this during my MA program with FIT and this program is fast paced and enjoyable to watch. It has great graphics making learning fun. (1) (0) 5 out of 5 Wing Chan (verified buyer) – October 31, 2021 Detailed explanation. Quizzes help consolidate the concepts. 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