Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

How useful is an individual perspective for explaining the control of social behavior?

Richard Schuster a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel


Pavlovian feed-forward mechanisms represent an individual perspective that ignores how repeated interactions between the same individuals lead to social relationships. These can determine social cues, coordinated behaviors, asymmetries between partners, and physiological and emotional states associated with social interaction.