(I Think) You Are Pretty: a Behavior Analytic Conceptualization of Flirtation

(I Think) You Are Pretty: a Behavior Analytic Conceptualization of Flirtation Perspect Behav Sci https://doi.org/10.1007/s40614-018-0136-y ORIGINAL RESEARCH (I Think) You Are Pretty: a Behavior Analytic Conceptualization of Flirtation 1,2 Jennifer A. Wade Association for Behavior Analysis International 2018 Abstract Much research in flirtation has been approached from a socio- cognitive perspective and has overemphasized subjective self-reports rather than overt behavior. Existing work pertinent to flirtation is reviewed here in addition to proposing a behavior-analytic perspective on the topic with a conception that includes both rule-governed and contingency-shaped behavior. Of particular interest within a verbal behavior conception of flirtation is the importance of autoclitics—features of a verbal response that affect the listener’s reaction to the rest of the verbal response. Applications of a behavior analytic conception of flirtation and future directions relevant to research on interpersonal relationships are discussed. . . . Keywords Autoclitics Interpersonal relationships Rule-governed behavior Contingency-shaped behavior Flirtation Navigating the Waters: an Introduction to the Study of Flirtation Behavior analysis as an approach for the study of flirtation is distinctive because of its emphasis upon the function rather than the form of social interactions. It emphasizes observed consequences as opposed to a priori or inferred intentions. It is useful both for identifying an exchange as flirtatious as well http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Behavior Analyst Springer Journals

(I Think) You Are Pretty: a Behavior Analytic Conceptualization of Flirtation

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Springer International Publishing
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Copyright © 2018 by Association for Behavior Analysis International
Subject
Psychology; Psychology, general
ISSN
0738-6729
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2520-8977
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10.1007/s40614-018-0136-y
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Perspect Behav Sci https://doi.org/10.1007/s40614-018-0136-y ORIGINAL RESEARCH (I Think) You Are Pretty: a Behavior Analytic Conceptualization of Flirtation 1,2 Jennifer A. Wade Association for Behavior Analysis International 2018 Abstract Much research in flirtation has been approached from a socio- cognitive perspective and has overemphasized subjective self-reports rather than overt behavior. Existing work pertinent to flirtation is reviewed here in addition to proposing a behavior-analytic perspective on the topic with a conception that includes both rule-governed and contingency-shaped behavior. Of particular interest within a verbal behavior conception of flirtation is the importance of autoclitics—features of a verbal response that affect the listener’s reaction to the rest of the verbal response. Applications of a behavior analytic conception of flirtation and future directions relevant to research on interpersonal relationships are discussed. . . . Keywords Autoclitics Interpersonal relationships Rule-governed behavior Contingency-shaped behavior Flirtation Navigating the Waters: an Introduction to the Study of Flirtation Behavior analysis as an approach for the study of flirtation is distinctive because of its emphasis upon the function rather than the form of social interactions. It emphasizes observed consequences as opposed to a priori or inferred intentions. It is useful both for identifying an exchange as flirtatious as well

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The Behavior AnalystSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 6, 2018

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