International Journal of Existential Positive Psychology

No Matter How Odd it is, it is Not Odd at All: A Response to “Exposition in Existential Terms of a Case of “Negative Schizophrenia” Approached by Means of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy”

Stephen C. Hayes

University of Nevada


Behavior analysis is a contextualistic approach, open to the analysis of all forms of human experience and more allied with existential psychology than is typically appreciated. What has hidden this fact is the mistakes made by behavior analysts in the analysis of human language and cognition. With that error corrected, what would otherwise seem odd can be seen to be normal.

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