In the following behavior analytic account of human behavior, consistent with the SORC model, there are more factors that affect how people behave in addition to immediate situational factors and learning history.
BIS and BAS) as Organismic variables within the SORC model, which is followed by a review of basic learning principles.
Ninth, while traditional functional analyses are guided by the ABC (antecedent-behavior-consequence) model, we will use the SORC model (see Figure 1) as a guide in this analysis of personality disorders.
Tenth and finally, while this section is primarily focused on the use of the SORC model as the foundation for functional assessment, there are other forms of behavioral assessment that may help to establish maintaining variables which may supplement the SORC-based functional analysis.
For the functional analysis of personality disorders, not only will the variables of the SORC model be included (see Figure 1), but, in our example, the diagnostic criteria for the personality disorders will stand in as the target behaviors to be analyzed.
As previously mentioned, the SORC model dictates that organismic variables selected through the process of evolution (phylogeny) in addition to behavior selected through interaction with the environment (ontogeny) be assessed when completing a functional analysis of conditions maintaining problematic response classes in the personality disordered individual (see Figure 1).
Having considered the developmental processes that might underlie the development of AVPD, the following section presents a model of the maintenance of AVPD based on Goldfried and Sprafkin's (1976) functional-analytic SORC model.
Having considered the developmental process outlined above in which poor emotion regulation is the core feature of BPD, the following section presents a maintenance example of BPD behaviors based on the SORC model.
Because of the paucity of studies on malaria in orangutans, all done at SORC (4,7), we can only compare our data gathered at OCC&Q with data on the semicaptive orangutans tested at SORC (4).
inui has also been reported in orangutans housed at SORC (4), but these data have yet to be published.