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Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa
versão impressa ISSN 0102-3772
SAMPAIO, Angelo Augusto Silva e ANDERY, Maria Amalia Pie Abib. Social behavior, aggregated production, and cultural practice: a Behavioral Analysis of social phenomena. Psic.: Teor. e Pesq. [online]. 2010, vol.26, n.1, pp. 183-192. ISSN 0102-3772. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-37722010000100020.
Behavior Analysis ought to deal with and has effectively dealt with social phenomena: facts or events involving actions of more than one person. Based on the published literature, this paper seeks to distinguish three events labeled as social phenomena: social behavior - three-term contingencies whose consequences are mediated by the operant behavior of another organism(s); aggregated production - sets of behaviors of more than one individual that result in an aggregated product; and cultural practice - similar learned behaviors propagated by successive individuals. Characteristics and complexities of these three phenomena are discussed. Dialogue possibilities with Social Sciences are highlighted.
Palavras-chave : social behavior; aggregated production; cultural practice; Behavior Analysis.