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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
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Abstract

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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© Association for Behavior Analysis International 1997

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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