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behaviourism

(bɪˈheɪvjəˌrɪzəm) or

behaviorism

n
1. (Psychology) a school of psychology that regards the objective observation of the behaviour of organisms (usually by means of automatic recording devices) as the only proper subject for study and that often refuses to postulate any intervening mechanisms between the stimulus and the response
2. (Philosophy) the doctrine that the mind has no separate existence but that statements about the mind and mental states can be analysed into statements about actual and potential behaviour. Compare materialism2 See also mind-body problem
beˈhaviourist, beˈhaviorist adj, n
beˌhaviourˈistic, beˌhaviorˈistic adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.behaviourism - an approach to psychology that emphasizes observable measurable behaviorbehaviourism - an approach to psychology that emphasizes observable measurable behavior
experimental psychology, psychonomics - the branch of psychology that uses experimental methods to study psychological issues
reflexology - the study of reflex action as it relates to the behavior of organisms
Translations

behaviourism

behaviorism (US) [bɪˈheɪvjərɪzəm] Nconductismo m, behaviorismo m

behaviourism

[bɪˈheɪvjərɪzəm] (British) behaviorism (US) nbehaviorisme m

behaviourism

, (US) behaviorism

behaviourism

behaviorism (Am) [bɪˈheɪvjərɪzm] ncomportamentismo
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Veterinary behaviorists can be few and far between, but if there isn't one in your area, many are willing to consult with your veterinarian remotely to offer advice on the appropriate medication regimen (usually for a fee).
Aggression is the most common and most serious canine behavior problem animal behaviorists encounter, according to the ASPCA.
The inner life of the mind, where we believe our actions have their source in our thoughts and feelings and in our exercise of free will, is not only a "black box" into which scientific investigation cannot penetrate but also, for the behaviorists, an illusion and irrelevant to the understanding of human life.
Most trainers or behaviorists that have the training and experience to successfully address a dog's issues cost much more than the average person can afford.
Behaviorists, on the other hand, believe that our fiscal behavior can be as capricious and whimsical as our emotions, and markets go up or down based on those emotions.
Animal behaviorists work in a variety of capacities, assisting farmers, designing zoo habitats, protecting threatened species, expanding knowledge of human physiology and psychology, studying animals in laboratories and treating pets with behavior problems.
At the 2009 convention, I chaired a symposium in which I outlined likely reasons why behaviorists more frequently deal with individuals with DD/AUT than with other types of disorders or problems.
The rule of thumb behaviorists use: one box per cat, plus one.
He reported that at that time, cognitive psychology had basically come in to counter behaviorism, and he argued that we are all behaviorists--not strict behaviorists in Skinnerian terms, but the difference between us and physiologists or economists or sociologists or other groups was that our dependent variable always is the behavior of people.
Like the behaviorists, Dewey saw the classroom environment (created by the teacher) as ultimately determinative of whether students learn.
In researching poultry production practices and housing alternatives, a team of animal scientists and behaviorists has found that some hens are less prone to pecking than others.
Wolf packs often turn out to be bigger than predicted by the theories of animal behaviorists, and a new analysis points to a previously underappreciated factor: the scrounging genius of ravens.