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## What is RFT in therapy?

Relational frame theory is a modern behavior analytic approach to language which aims to better understand the link between human language and behavior. In contrast to the outdated Skinnerian approach which came before it, RFT is a modern, behavior analytic approach to human language.

## How is stimulus equivalence different from RFT?

1) Stimulus equivalence is an empirical phenomenon; RFT is a behavioral theory about how that phenomenon (and other phenomena) comes about. In other words, RFT provides an operant analysis of how/why people are able to form equivalence classes. RFT attempts to offer such an explanation.

**Why is it important to teach a child stimulus equivalence?**

Of particular importance was the fact that both children learned to read words as a by-product of the instruction. Thus, stimulus equivalence appears to be a promising technique for teaching beginning reading skills and may serve as a model for teaching reading and other verbal behavior skills.

### What is an equivalence relation on a set?

An equivalence relation on a set is a relation with a certain combination of properties that allow us to sort the elements of the set into certain classes.

### How are digraphs used to represent equivalence relations?

In Section 7.1, we used directed graphs, or digraphs, to represent relations on finite sets. Three properties of relations were introduced in Preview Activity 7.2.1 and will be repeated in the following descriptions of how these properties can be visualized on a directed graph. Let A be a nonempty set and let R be a relation on A.

**Which is an equivalence relation on a nonempty set?**

Let A be a nonempty set. A relation ∼ on the set A is an equivalence relation provided that ∼ is reflexive, symmetric, and transitive.

## How to determine if a relation your is reflexive?

Draw a directed graph for the relation R and then determine if the relation R is reflexive on A, if the relation R is symmetric, and if the relation R is transitive. Add texts here. Do not delete this text first.