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A school of psychology that confines itself to the study of observable and quantifiable aspects of behavior and excludes subjective phenomena, such as emotions or motives.

be·hav′ior·ist n.
be·hav′ior·is′tic adj.
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Noun1.behaviorist - a psychologist who subscribes to behaviorismbehaviorist - a psychologist who subscribes to behaviorism
psychologist - a scientist trained in psychology
Adj.1.behaviorist - of or relating to behaviorismbehaviorist - of or relating to behaviorism; "behavioristic psychology"
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Kittens Can Kill provides a fine Pru Marlowe pet mystery as it tells of an animal behaviorist who finds a kitten playing beside the newly-deceased body of a prominent lawyer.
Worth are two of the most dog-friendly cities in the US, we felt dog owners in these cities needed somewhere they can go to get help, even when they do not have the money to hire a trainer or behaviorist,” said Juan Faura, the host of Paw Talk.
Animal behaviorist Marc Bekoff told Discovery News that some mammals weep because of loss of contact comfort.
Jackson Galaxy, cat behaviorist with more than 15 years of experience and the host of Animal Planet's hit show, My Cat From Hell, specializes in helping individuals whose "out of control" cats are turning their lives and homes upside down.
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The behaviorist would say, "the child is crying" but we do not know why he is crying (he may or may not be "upset" but that is not "why he is crying.
There needs to be an articulation of approaches other than the behaviorist model for the delivery of individual student services and teacher consultation if school psychology is to grow.
Arthropod behaviorist Linda Rayor of Cornell University says that she hasn't heard another report of male spiders breaking through the outer covering, or exoskeleton, of juveniles to mate.
Collaboratively authored by the team of Lynn Lott, Jane Nelsen, and animal behaviorist Therry Jay, Pup Parenting: A Guide To Raising A Happy, Well-Trained Dog is an informative and "pet owner friendly" guide to selecting and training the perfect dog for a family.
Those wed to therapeutic approaches and theoretical orientations that do not embrace a narrative approach with its emphasis on the strengths perspective (where the client's unique story is the basis for treatment) may have some trouble with the book's approach, but there is enough cognitive content to woo even the most conservative behaviorist into believing that this treatment approach has merit.
I borrow from both behaviorist and humanist philosophies, realizing that what works for one student can be totally ineffective for another.
According to behaviorist principles, it is no longer "incumbent upon the student to do what is necessary to succeed," for it is the responsibility of the teacher" to find the right stimulus that will cause a student to respond as desired.