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dc.contributor Heinicke, Megan en_US
dc.contributor Braga-Kenyon, Paula en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Miguel, Caio en_US
dc.contributor.author Chastain, Amanda Nicole
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-01T17:33:42Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-01T17:33:42Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06-01
dc.date.submitted 2018-05-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/203287
dc.description Thesis (M.A., Psychology (Applied Behavior Analysis))--California State University, Sacramento, 2018. en_US
dc.description.abstract The current study evaluated whether participants' performance on visual-visual matching-to-sample (MTS) tasks were differentially affected by learning how to verbally relate the names of visual stimuli. In Experiment 1, we trained eight participants to tact arbitrary pictures, followed by intraverbal training that either related the names of these pictures (e.g., A1B1C1; class-consistent), or included irrelevant names. Next, we exposed participants to baseline MTS training, and tested for emergent visual-visual conditional relations. During Experiment 2, intraverbal training included either class-consistent (CC), or class inconsistent intraverbal (CI) training (e.g., A1B2C3). For both experiments, CC training yielded fewer trials to criterion, and fewer errors during baseline MTS training. Most (94%) participants passed transitivity and symmetry tests following class-consistent training, while 88% passed these tests following irrelevant intraverbal training. However, only 38% passed both following class-inconsistent intraverbal training. These results suggest that verbal behavior may play an important a role in MTS performance. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Psychology (Applied Behavior Analysis) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Stimulus equivalence en_US
dc.subject Covert verbal behavior en_US
dc.subject I-BiN en_US
dc.subject Intraverbal bidirectional naming en_US
dc.title The role of irrelevant, class-consistent, and class-inconsistent intraverbal training on the establishment of equivalence classes en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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