To date, the transfer of functions
through equivalence relations has been demonstrated with discriminative (e.
Transfer of function
has been demonstrated with a wide range of operant and respondent behaviours, such as rate of responding (Barnes & Keenan, 1993), respondent eliciting and extinction functions (Dougher, Augustson, Markham, Greenway, & Wulfert, 1994), consequential functions (Hayes, Kohlenberg, & Hayes, 1991), instructional control (McGuigan & Keenan, 2002), conditional discriminative control (Wulfert & Hayes, 1988), contextual control (Kohlenberg, Hayes, & Hayes, 1991) and motor functions (Barnes, Browne, Smeets, & Roche, 1995; Bones et al.
Thus, the main goal of the present study was exploring transfer of functions
of contextual stimuli when a contextual stimulus controls the selection of a given comparison, regardless of the sample.
As expected, subsequent tests for transfer of function
revealed clapping at both B1 and C1.
Another domain in which the derived transfer of functions
may be relevant to the understanding of clinical phenomena was highlighted in a recent study that focused on the mood-generating functions of particular stimuli.
In Phase 12, the XEF conditional discrimination probed the transfer of functions
of contextual stimuli.
This training structure is commonly employed in transfer of function
For example, in the current study all subjects were tested for responding in accordance with equivalence relations before exposure to the mood induction technique and the subsequent transfer of function
A further limitation of both experiments was interparticipant variability observed during transfer tests where additional training procedures were necessary to produce transfer of function
for some participants.
A control model, which did not receive the conditional discrimination training, failed to show the transfer of function
, simulating the data obtained from the human control group.
Other studies have revealed that transfer of function
may not occur equally with all members of the functional equivalence class.
Although the majority of research within the field of stimulus equivalence has focused on the emergence and transfer of function
within classes consisting of single-element stimuli, there is growing interest in the emergence of conditional stimulus relations and stimulus control involving compound or complex stimuli (e.