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Acta Comportamentalia

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TAMAYO, Jairo  and  GUZMAN-DIAZ, Gelacio. Permutation of conventional properties in a procedure designed to assess the selector function. Acta comport. [online]. 2014, vol.22, n.2, pp. 180-200. ISSN 0188-8145.

We proposed a task for evaluating the permutation of functional properties of the selector function (Ribes, 2007). The procedure used in this work was to put the participant in a situation where he must act as an assistant to a detective, identifying the role of the characters in the context of a detective story. The participant throughout the task should be assigned conventional properties (being innocent, suspect or guilty) based on the presented information and the relationships between characters and situations. The analysis focuses on the permutation trying to account the reasons why the participant assigns or modifies the property or properties attributed to the characters. We conclude that the improvements that can be implemented and the refined analysis of the data can be a good starting point to account for the permutation properties and the selector function.

Keywords : selector function; conventional properties; permutation; attribution; Behavior Theory.

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