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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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RUMM's behavioural intervention was piloted at TATA Steel A Trostre and resulted in significant energy savings made as a direct result of changes in employee behaviour.
RUMM's behavioural intervention was piloted at TATA Steel Trostre and resulted in significant energy savings made as a direct result of changes in employee behaviour.
These weight losses are comparable to the amount of weight lost by patients participating in a more intensive behavioural intervention with twice as many treatment sessions.
Ombudsman Clare Lewis QC, who initiated his own investigation into the Ministry of Children and Youth Services Intensive Early Intervention Program for Children with Autism, noted while the program began in the fall of 2000, it was not until late fall 2002 that a "significant strategy to hire and retain Intensive Behavioural Intervention professionals and to develop university and college curricula to train them was announced.
The ministry of community, family and children's services has been ordered to fund the child's Intensive Behavioural Intervention treatment until a decision has been made in the case.

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