This presentation will provide an overview of research conducted to date on the transitive conditioned motivating operation and its role in expanding mand repertoires. The presentation will provide a variety of examples of approaches that can be used to contrive transitive conditioned motivating operations, and will delineate how the presenter has done so in studies building mand repertoires using manual signs and the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). We will also explore how the stimulus equivalence instructional framework can be used in conjunction with contriving transitive conditioned motivating operations to produce derived mand repertoires.
August 6 – 9, 2018
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, Pennsylvania