behaviorist

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noun be·hav·ior·ist \-vyə-rist\

Definition of behaviorist

  1. 1 :  a person who advocates or practices behaviorism

  2. 2 :  a person who specializes in the study of behavior an animal behaviorist

behaviorist

adjective

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First Known Use of behaviorist

1913


Medical Dictionary

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behaviorist

noun be·hav·ior·ist
variants: or chiefly British

behaviourist

\-rəst\play

Medical Definition of behaviorist

  1. 1:  a person who advocates or practices behaviorism

  2. 2:  a person who specializes in the study of behavior Animal behaviorists are often consulted regarding such problems as aggression, self-mutilation, food aversion and inappropriate urination or defecation.—Tom Ewing, Dog Watch, January 2009


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behaviorist

adjective be·hav·ior·ist

Medical Definition of behaviorist

  1. :  of or relating to behaviorism behaviorist psychology


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