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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
References in classic literature ?
I think that what has permanent value in the outlook of the behaviourists is the feeling that physics is the most fundamental science at present in existence.
On the one hand, many psychologists, especially those of the behaviourist school, tend to adopt what is essentially a materialistic position, as a matter of method if not of metaphysics.
A team of qualified vets and animal behaviourists will be able to help owners gets answers and remedies to their questions on air.
From this vantage point, behaviourists like Skinner aligned himself with Darwin's ideas and postulated that animals are born with a mind in a 'blank' state and that their learning and survival is a consequence of simple environmental adaptation.
Behaviourists insist dogs lack shame, News24.com reported.
If he has no underlying medical problems, then the problem could be due to what behaviourists refer to as "petting and biting syndrome", when cats will initiate contact with people, but then will suddenly bite.
The best advice I can offer you is to contact a recognised and qualified canine behaviourist (not a trainer - they train good behaviour whereas behaviourists correct undesirable behaviour).
A team of behaviourists were employed in the United States to find out what sort of noises appeal to dogs.
Behaviourists have demonstrated (with rats) the outcome of overcrowding and this country, for one, is dangerously overcrowded.
As behaviourists partially unsuccessful to explain certain social behaviours (for instance students did not imitate all behaviours that had been reinforced), there is a need to find an alternative learning theory.
Whether we call those who work in this field behaviourists or psychologists doesn't really matter: in practice they are both.