Definition of Behaviourism

1. Noun. An approach to psychology that emphasizes observable measurable behavior.




Definition of Behaviourism

1. Noun. an approach to psychology focusing on behaviour, denying any independent significance for mind and assuming that behaviour is determined by the environment ¹

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Medical Definition of Behaviourism

1. A psychologic theory developed by james b. Watson concerned with studying and measuring behaviours that are observable. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Behaviourism

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1. Communicating Environmentally Sustainable Transport: The Role of Soft Measures by OECD Staff, SourceOECD (Online service) (2004)
"Traditionally, in psychology two 'grand' theoretical frameworks are relevant here. One is behaviourism where it is assumed ..."

2. Conceptions of Social Inquiry by J. J. Snyman (1993)
"Thus operationalism differs from classical behaviourism (JB Watson) which ... In contrast to this radical form of behaviourism, the neo-behaviourists (cf. ..."

3. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1879)
"... a subject, an experiencer, by that of a brain or a bodily organism working on strictly mechanical or physical principles (that is to say, behaviourism, ..."

4. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1921)
"By behaviourism is here understood the theory of the subject matter and methods of psychology which has been expounded most fully by Prof. JB Watson. ..."

5. Civilization in the United States: An Inquiry by Thirty Americans by Harold E. Stearns (1922)
"... some of its apostles to its implicit psychology, already independently established as behaviourism, the most vital movement in contemporary psychology. ..."

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