The Canonical Papers of Steven C. Hayes is a compilation of his most pivotal articles written from 1982-2012. Through these selected papers, Hayes again revisits the theoretical struggles between behavioral and cognitive-behavior theories, taking us from the 1980s into present day, discussing the breakthroughs and follies. Using this as a focus point, he discusses the tradition of behavior analysis and its difficulties in addressing human language and cognition. Moving forward into the 90s, he chronicles the changes in a behavioral approach that emerge from a contextual perspective on human cognition, and lays out the foundation for a contextual behavioral science approach that he argues is more likely to lead to an understanding of human action and an alleviation of human suffering. Although the articles have previously been published, they have been edited and compiled ensure this branch of research is clear to the modern audience. The compilation was chosen by Dr. Hayes to enhance his vision for a functional contextual approach to complex human behavior.
Table of Contents
A Note About Changes in the Included Articles Steven C. Hayes Functional Foundations of a Contextual Behavioral Approach: Professional and Personal History Steven C. Hayes I: Origins and Assumptions Introduction Fredrick Chin and Steven C. Hayes Article 1. Rule-Governed Behavior: A Potential Theoretical Framework for Cognitive-Behavior Therapy Robert Zettle and Steven C. Hayes Article 2. Falsification and the Protective Belt Surrounding Entity Postulating Theories Steven C. Hayes Article 3. Making Sense of Spirituality Steven C. Hayes Article 4. Finding the Philosophical Core: A Review of Stephen C. Pepper's “World Hypotheses.” Steven C. Hayes, Linda J. Hayes, and Hayne W. Reese Article 5. Mentalism, Behavior Behavior Relations, and A Behavior Analytic View of the Purposes of Science Steven C. Hayes and Aaron Brownstein Article 6. Analytic Goals and the Varieties of Scientific Contextualism Steven C. Hayes Article 7. Behavioral Epistemology Includes Nonverbal Knowing Steven C. Hayes II: Principles and Strategies Introduction Fredrick Chin and Steven C. Hayes Article 8. Verbal relations and the evolution of behavior analysis Steven C. Hayes and Linda J. Hayes Article 9. Hayes, S. C., Nelson, R. O. & Jarrett, R. (1987) Treatment utility of assessment: A functional approach to evaluating the quality of assessment. Steven C. Hayes, Rosemery O. Nelson, and Robin Jarrett Article 10. Experiential avoidance and behavioral disorders: A functional dimensional approach to diagnosis and treatment Steven C. Hayes, Kelly G. Wilson, Elizabeth V. Gifford, Victoria M. Follette, and Kirk Strosahl III: Clinical Methods and Developmental Vision Introduction Fredrick Chin and Steven C. Hayes Article 11. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Relational Frame Theory, and the third wave of behavior therapy Steven C. Hayes Article 12. Buddhism and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Steven C. Hayes Article 13. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Model, processes, and outcomes Steven C. Hayes, Jason Luoma, Akihiko Masuda, and Jason Lillis Article 14. Contextual behavioral science: Creating a science more adequate to the challenge of the human condition Steven C. Hayes, Dermot Barnes-Holmes, and Kelly G. Wilson Epilogue Looking to the Future of ACT, RFT, and Contextual Behavioral Science Fredrick Chin and Steven C. Hayes