Relational Frame Theory and Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Stewart, Ian; Barnes-Holmes, Dermot; Barnes-Holmes, Yvonne; Bond, Frank W. and Hayes, Steven. 2006. Relational Frame Theory and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 26(1-2), pp. 55-90. ISSN 0160-8061 [Article]

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The current paper argues that a Relational Frame Theory account of complex human behavior including an analysis of relational frames, relational networks, rules and the concept of self can provide a potentially powerful new perspective on phenomena in the applied science of industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology. In this article, we first provide a brief description of I/O psychology itself. We then expand on the core features of RFT described earlier in this collection, including how it addresses rule-governance. Finally we illustrate, using relevant examples, the ways in which these concepts can be used to understand behavior in the I/O arena.

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Institute of Management Studies



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22 Feb 2011 12:41

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27 Jun 2017 11:38

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