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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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If these tips don't work, consider a consultation with a veterinary behaviorist. Go to the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (dacv.org) to find one in your area.
Friedman conceded that theories could not be judged by their descriptive "realism," but behaviorists didn't get that memo from Chicago.
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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).
The CuddleMuff swaddles cats and small dogs, allowing them to feel secure, and when pets feel safe, veterinarians and cat behaviorists agree, anxiety is greatly reduced, a main benefit of the CuddleMuff.
The behaviorists embarked on a program of reformulating the "mentalist" conceptions of psychology into systems of behavioral responses to stimulus and longer-term products of reinforcement through conditioning.
This is just the thing that rationalists hate about behaviorists. Because human emotion cannot be quantified, no measures will fit neatly into a mathematical model.
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.
During the interview, Professor McKeachie remembered that he called his presidential address "Psychology in the Bicentennial Year." 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.