behaviorism

noun
be·​hav·​ior·​ism | \ bi-ˈhā-vyə-ˌri-zəm How to pronounce behaviorism (audio) , bē-\

Definition of behaviorism

: a school of psychology that takes the objective evidence of behavior (such as measured responses to stimuli) as the only concern of its research and the only basis of its theory without reference to conscious experience — compare introspectionism

Other Words from behaviorism

behavioristic \ bi-​ˌhā-​vyə-​ˈri-​stik How to pronounce behavioristic (audio) , bē-​ \ adjective

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1913, in the meaning defined above

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behaviorism

noun
be·​hav·​ior·​ism
variants: or chiefly British behaviourism \ bi-​ˈhā-​vyə-​ˌriz-​əm How to pronounce behaviourism (audio) \

Medical Definition of behaviorism

: a school of psychology that takes the objective evidence of behavior (as measured responses to stimuli) as the only concern of its research and the only basis of its theory without reference to conscious experience — compare cognitive psychology

Other Words from behaviorism

behavioristic or chiefly British behaviouristic \ -​ˌhā-​vyə-​ˈris-​tik How to pronounce behaviouristic (audio) \ adjective

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