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Swing level and let your wrist break just as you hit the ball”). Overexpansive tracks are perhaps the most common form of strange loops. ”). Threats elicit anxiety, and thus the attempt to regulate it verbally through threats can elicit it. 34 THE PROBLEM AND THE APPROACH Cognitive therapy has paid considerable attention to altering the form of inaccurate tracks such as “I cannot be happy if anyone is unhappy with me” (see Zettle & Hayes, 1982). ” Such expectations as “No matter how hard I try, I can’t stop drinking” may be thought of as inaccurate tracks.
Prediction is scientifically fundamental in their system because it is how correspondence between a model of the world and the actual world is assessed. Mechanists deemphasize an influence goal, which is viewed merely as an applied extension of fundamental knowledge. You can see this process clearly in the way cognitive scientists generally turn up their noses at cognitive therapy. Although they are somewhat flattered by the attention, basic cognitive psychologists see cognitive therapy as “merely an applied activity”—its success or failure says nothing about the truth of basic cognitive models of human functioning even if it is based on these models.
But we can examine what happens when these different goals are adopted. ” The contextual features to be abstracted in any contextualistic analysis are those that contribute to the achievement of the goals of the analysis. If we want analyses that achieve prediction and influence The Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of ACT 23 as integrated goals, then we cannot accept analyses that point to features that can only help us achieve prediction but cannot (in principle) directly achieve influence.