Behavioral Contingency Analysis

This paper describes a formal language for the codification of behavioral contingencies, and illustrates the language’s applications to economics, law, business management, clinical psychology, education, public affairs, and games. The paper is an update of, “A notation system for the description of behavioral procedures” (JEAB, 1959) and the 1966 Weingarten and Mechner paper, “The contingency as an independent variable of social interaction” (see Publications).

Also available at: Mechner, F. (2008). Behavioral contingency analysis. Behavioral Processes, 78, 124-144.