The Functional Independence of Mands and Tacts: Has It Been Demonstrated Empirically?


Recently, there has been a proliferation of research on the functional independence of two of Skinner's (1957) verbal operants, the mand, and the tact. This research has produced highly variable results. In this article, we provide a critical review of the literature on mand-tact independence, a literature that has implications for both theory and practice… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s40616-014-0026-7


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