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PEREZ-ALMONACID, Ricardo. The intersection between culture and the analysis of thinking as behavior: Tourinho commentary to Tourinho's article, O pensar: comportamento social e práticas culturais. Acta comport. [online]. 2012, vol.20, n.4, pp.111-117. ISSN 0188-8145.

Tourinho's thesis on the possibility that the analysis of thinking, understood as description and explanation of properties, objects and events, be enriched with the categories developed by Glenn for to study the cultural selection (2004), is reviewed. His arguments are four: the need for a relational approach to behavior, the location of limited observability responses under context of behavioral interaction, the verbal and social nature of thinking, and the comprehensibility and plausibility of meta and macrocontingencies for explanation of thinking. The similarities are pointed out, such as the relational character of thinking and its verbal and social nature. But there is not agreement about the link to categories of cultural selection because, is argued, they contribute to a content analysis but not to a process one, and it does not allow qualify more complex ontogenetic forms of behavior.

Keywords : thinking; culture; private events; convention.

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