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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.
Behavioural intervention becomes a way of life for families who use the strategies that it entails.
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.
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.
Baseline data from an evaluation of an HIV behavioural intervention was analysed to assess the prevalence, patterns and factors associated with rape of an intimate partner and of women who were not partners of young men in rural South Africa.

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