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Behavior and culture from the perspective of behavior analysis

Grant number: 07/05587-9
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): November 06, 2007
Effective date (End): March 05, 2008
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Experimental Psychology
Principal researcher:Maria Amalia Pie Abib Andery
Grantee:Maria Amalia Pie Abib Andery
Host: Sigrid S Glenn
Home Institution: Faculdade de Psicologia. Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of North Texas, United States  

Abstract

The research project aims at developing experimental and quasi-experimental procedures for the investigation of cultural practices, in accordance with the behavior analytical paradigm. Experiments will be conducted in laboratory settings with adults, and reports of social / cultural experiences by authors not identified with Psychology will be analyzed. Results will be interpreted in terms of interlocking contingenceis and metacontingencies and their role in the selection, retention, and evolution of analogs of cultural practices. (AU)

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