Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
O'Reilly, A;Roche, B;Ruiz, M;Tyndall, I;Gavin, A
2012
January
Psychological Record
THE FUNCTION ACQUISITION SPEED TEST (FAST): A BEHAVIOR ANALYTIC IMPLICIT TEST FOR ASSESSING STIMULUS RELATIONS
Published
14 ()
Optional Fields
EQUIVALENCE CLASS FORMATION ASSOCIATION TEST SEXUAL CATEGORIZATION ACQUIRED EQUIVALENCE RESPONSE LATENCIES TASK MODEL ATTITUDES FAKING IAT
62
507
528
Subjects completed a baseline stimulus matching procedure designed to produce two symmetrical stimulus relations; A1-B1 and A2-B2. Using A1, B1, and two novel stimuli, subjects were then trained to produce a common key-press response for two stimuli and a second key-press response for two further stimuli across two blocks of response training. During one block, the reinforcement contingencies were consistent with baseline relations (i.e., A1 and B1 shared a response function), whereas during the other block they were not. Thirteen of 18 subjects who completed the procedure showed a response class acquisition rate differential across the two test blocks in the predicted direction. It is suggested that this procedure may serve as a behavior analytic alternative to popular implicit tests. It provides a nonrelative measure of stimulus association strength and may display superior procedural implicitness over other tests.
CARBONDALE
0033-2933
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