Congressional Metacontingencies

P. A. Lamal, Joel Greenspoon

Abstract


Behavior analysis, aided by the concept of metacontingency, is widening its scope to include the consideration of entire societies and cultural practices. Examples of the behavioral analysis of societies and cultural practices are provided, with an emphasis on metacontingencies favoring the reelection of incumbents in the U.S. Congress. Fundamental transcultural phenomena are posited that may serve as a framework for future analyses.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/bsi.v2i1.176



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