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The Theory of Behavior Interaction

A Structuralist Construction of a Theory and a Reconstruction of its Theoretical Environment

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A structuralist construction of a theory of behavior interaction is described. The theory, which deals with behavior changes in intra-situational dynamic interactions between two or more persons, is constructed as a theory-net comprising a basic and several more specific theory-elements, which are linked to elements and structures of a more general nature common to many other psychological theories. Intended applications of the theory which have already been investigated include behavior interactions in mother-child dyads, in father-mother-child triads, in client-therapist dyads, and in dyads of young adults getting into contact with one another.

Keywords

  • Interaction Structure
  • Time Segment
  • Intended Application
  • Behavior Interaction
  • Indirect Influence

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I would like to thank C.U.Moulines for his most valuable comments on a former draft of this paper.

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Westmeyer, H. (1989). The Theory of Behavior Interaction. In: Westmeyer, H. (eds) Psychological Theories from a Structuralist Point of View. Recent Research in Psychology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-84015-9_7

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