Mini-Conference Announcement

Mini-Conference Announcement

The research group Experimental Studies of Complex Human Behavior is arranging a mini-conference on Thursday, August 26th. The event starts at 3:00 pm Norwegian time (GMT+
2). The conference includes eight presentations divided into two parts. Participating will give opportunities for continuing education credits for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. The meeting room will be announced later. The number of people who can attend depends on national rules and recommendations for infection control. However, it will be possible to participate in this event via Zoom. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to


The presenters and the discussants are listed below.

3:00 ­– 5:30 pm

Anette Brogård-Antonsen: Conditional discrimination in Older Adults and Adults with Dementia

Jon Magnus Eilertsen: Variables and Measurements in Stimulus Equivalence Technology Based Procedures

Torunn Lian: Important Variables in the Analysis of Delayed Emergence of Equivalence Classes

Christoffer Eilifsen: The Establishment of Unrelated Conditional Discriminations, Prerequisites for Stimulus Equivalence Classes, and the Continued Stimulus Control of These Relations Over Time.

Discussant: Karen Lionello-DeNolf, Assumption University, MA, USA


30 min break


6:00–8:30 pm

Marileide Antunes Oliveira: A 6-Year Literature Review of Meaningful Events in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology Research Approaches

Oana Pintilie: The Effectiveness of Equivalence-Based Instruction in Teaching Norwegian Health Related Concepts to Adults with a Foreign Background

Guro Granerud: Equivalence Class Formation and Priming in Participants with High Functioning Autism

Erik Arntzen: Expansion of Equivalence Classes Measured in Sorting Tests

 Discussant: Caio Miguel, California State University, Sacramento, CA, USA

1 Comment

  1. This looks like a very interesting series of talks. Way back in the 1970’s when I was first doing Precision Teaching and fluency-based instruction I was also attending Murray Sidman’s lab and got involved in stimulus equivalence, then called “mediated transfer.” We established and then built the frequency of performance for equivalence components, and saw naturally that if we could build those component frequencies, then the “free” equivalences would also rise in frequency and sometimes emerge when that had not done so based merely on an accuracy-based discrete trials procedure. This was never really published, and never formally designed. But the results, which have played out in Precision Teaching classrooms for decades, were clear, and add another angle to stimulus equivalence or relational networks, etc.

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