Behavior and Social Issues

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 69–82 | Cite as

The Bell Curve: What Bas Radical Bebaviorism to say about it?

  • Maria Amalia Andery
  • Tereza Maria Serio


Based on radical behaviorism’s perspectives in relation to operationism, scientific procedures, science, man, and environment, this paper analyzes the conceptions and proposals contained in The Bell Curve (Herrnstein & Murray, 1994). The authors argue and conclude in favor of an opposition between the ideas underlying The Bell Curve and the assumptions ofradical behaviorism.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Amalia Andery
    • 1
  • Tereza Maria Serio
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Experimental PsychologyPontificia Universidade Cat61ica de São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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