Political Behavior

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 305–322 | Cite as

Generations, status and party identification: A theory of operant conditioning

  • Keith R. Billingsley
  • Clyde Tucker
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Abstract

Five political generations in the U.S. national electorate are identified utilizing the theory of operant conditioning. The party identification of 11,312 white registered voters from the 1980New York Times/CBS News poll series is examined for these generations within social status (education) groupings.

Keywords

Social Status Operant Conditioning National Electorate Party Identification Political Psychology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith R. Billingsley
    • 1
  • Clyde Tucker
  1. 1.Advanced Computational Methods CenterUniversity of GeorgiaAthens

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