Análise do comportamento e marxismo: (im)possibilidades de diálogo

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


This study aimed to analyze the relationship between behavior analysis and Marxism questioning the foundations and concepts of social transformation present in the proposals of dialogue. The work had the following objectives: to identify the main concerns present in works that relate to behavior analysis and Marxism; the identification of the treatment given to both areas; the identification of the concepts of social transformation from the proposed link between Marxism and Behavior Analysis; the discussion of possible contributions and contradictions in the relationship between Behavior Analysis and Marxism. The research is a literature review that investigated 17 texts there was a dialogue between behavior analysis and Marxism or an attempt to expand one of these theories with other frameworks. The texts were categorized into five axes of analysis: 1) the fundamentals, 2) the definition of behaviorism, 3) definition of Marxism, 4) type of relationship and 5) concept of social transformation. The research reached the following results: there is no single conception of behaviorism and Marxism in the analyzed texts; in all text, Marxism appears only as a field of knowledge, i.e., aims to study the capitalist society; in half of them, Marxism appears also as a guide to action, with different meanings as critical to society, revolutionary design, as well as jobs that do not bring any conception of social transformation. These results can contribute to critical reflection on the limits and possibilities in the relationship between Behavior Analysis and Marxism in relation to efforts for human emancipation.



CASTRO, T. C. Análise do comportamento e marxismo: (im)possibilidades de diálogo. 2016. 111 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Psicologia) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2016.