Behavior as a Phenomenon
The cognitive apparatus under development in this book takes human social behavior as its phenomenological domain. In doing so, it assumes the existence of a phenomenon known as social behavior that takes place in the “real world” outside the mind of the scientific observer. At the same time, however, it assumes, from a neoconstructivist perspective, that this phenomenon cannot be encountered directly through the senses “as it is” but must be constructed in the mind of the observer by use of a cognitive apparatus. This means that the term social behavior, especially in the context of a scientific theory, inevitably refers to a conventionalized abstraction that builds a reality called social behavior by means of cognitive action.
KeywordsSocial Behavior Cognitive System Cognitive Action Tooth Brushing Social Unit
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