In this episode, Ben chats with Rocco Catrone, Ph.D., BCBA-D about his work in applying relational frame theory (RFT) to stigma towards individuals with disabilities. The conversation starts by looking at some of the societal phenomena that contribute to stigma followed by an RFT analysis of stigma and a discussion of a basic research experiment toward reducing perceptions of stigma.
Catrone, R.G., & Koch, D.S. (2021). A behavioral approach to increasing perceptions of capability toward people with disabilities. Behavior and Social Issues, 30, 39–57. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42822-021-00059-x
Čolić, M. (2021). Clarification of stigma concepts in research with families of individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities. https://doi.org/10.1080/20473869.2021.1989978
Dixon, M.R., Rehfeldt, R.A., Zlomke, K.R., et al. (2006). Exploring the development and dismantling of equivalence classes involving terrorist stimuli. Psychological Record, 56, 83–103. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03395539