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Acta Comportamentalia

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BERNAL, Carlos Ibáñez  and  VILLA, Enoc Obed de la Sancha. The evolution of the concept of competence in Behavior Theory. Acta comport. [online]. 2013, vol.21, n.3, pp. 273-283. ISSN 0188-8145.

The evolution of the concept of competence in Behavior Theory is reviewed along its 30 years of history, since its appearance in 1981 related to intelligent behavior, until 2011 when its technical use is specified. The paper intends to show a historiographic example of the evolution of concepts within the same theory. It is concluded that historical changes suffered by the concept of competence are mainly variations in emphasis made on its morphological and functional components around the same defining characteristic: compliance of the achievement criterion.

Keywords : Competence; skill; functional aptitude; intelligence; psychological development.

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