Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: An Experiential Approach by Steven C. Hayes, Kirk D. Strosahl, Kelly G. Wilson

By Steven C. Hayes, Kirk D. Strosahl, Kelly G. Wilson

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It is likely that such a person will work all the harder to get rid of the bad memories whenever anything occurs that highlights the benefits of an intimate relationship or the pain associated with lack of such relationships. For instance, a person’s seeing a happy couple holding hands, or seeing signs of a partner’s frustration after this person’s refusing to have sex, could increase motivation to eliminate the memories. In this case, it is not the ultimate outcome goal (itself a formative augmental) that is the problem.

The end result is likely to be continued feelings of worthlessness, despite the signs of objective success. Overexpansive tracks are those that are applied to situations that can only be contingency shaped. When following overexpansive tracks, a person is likely to behave ineffectively but will not know why. An example of the latter is hitting a baseball. , “Swing level and let your wrist break just as you hit the ball”). Overexpansive tracks are perhaps the most common form of strange loops. ”).

These are rules that increase the value of an event that is already a functional consequence. Advertisers utilize this form of rule governance in powerful and profitable ways. ” If an individual already valued this kind of hamburger, this description may serve to increase the probability of the person’s going out for a Whopper, even though the rule does not signal any change in the availability of such hamburgers. The person is simply temporarily motivated to secure the consequence of interest, probably because some of the stimulus functions of the consequence are brought into the present by the verbal rule (how that happens is discussed later).

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