Definition of Behaviouristic psychology
1. Noun. An approach to psychology that emphasizes observable measurable behavior.
Generic synonyms: Experimental Psychology, Psychonomics
Specialized synonyms: Reflexology
Derivative terms: Behaviorist, Behavioristic, Behaviourist, Behaviouristic
Medical Definition of Behaviouristic psychology
1. A branch of psychology that uses behavioural approaches such as desensitization and flooding in contrast to counseling and other psychodynamic approaches to the treatment of psychological disorders. See: behaviour therapy. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Behaviouristic psychology
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1. Civilization in the United States: An Inquiry by Thirty Americans by Harold E. Stearns (1922)
"... of critical dignity to relate psychoanalysis to American behaviouristic psychology on the part of men who are not altogether professed Freudians. ..."
2. The Philosophy of Humanism: And of Other Subjects by Richard Burdon Haldane Haldane (1922)
"The method of observation in behaviouristic psychology differs from that in physiology mainly in this, ..."