Behavior and Social Issues

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 23–34 | Cite as

Voting: A Behavioral Analysis

  • Max Visser


The behavior of voting for a party in an election has important social implications, yet, due to strong mentalistic influences in electoral research, it has rarely been studied from the behavior analytical perspective. In this article a behavioral analysis of voting is presented and a derived behavioral model is empirically tested on data from a Dutch election survey. It is concluded that such an analysis is both theoretically fruitful and empirically relevant.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Max Visser
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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of TwenteAE EnschedeThe Netherlands

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