Accession Number:

ADA030686

Title:

International Behavior Analysis: Preliminary Findings

Descriptive Note:

Semi-annual technical rept. 1 Feb-30 Sep 1976

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

Report Date:

1976-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

This report constitutes the final technical report of year two of the International Behavior Analysis IBA Project. The Projects basic goal is to provide a means for producing comparative, empirical generalizations about how, when, and why nations are likely to act, react, and interact. Three distinct kinds of behavior are being analyzed. First, the identification of sources of national action is a central objective. Nations act externally in response to domestic andor foreign stimuli. Three domestic or internal and two foreign or external sources of behavior have been identified. These components or collections of source factors include 1 psychological 2 political 3 societal 4 interstate and 5 global clusters of determinants. The second kind of behavior involves the processes of initiative decision-making. How does a nation initiate an external action. That is, after one or more conditions generate a decision occasion, how does the nation respond. Similar in nature is responsive decision-making. These processes occur when the nation is acted upon. The action of the other nation -- the primary source -- provides the stimulus for a responsive action. The decision-making processes which characterize the formulation of a response constitute the scope of this form of behavior.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE