The doctrine that observed behavior provides the only valid data of psychology: it rejects the concept of mind and consciousness.
Webster's New World
A school of psychology that confines itself to the study of observable and quantifiable aspects of behavior and excludes subjective phenomena, such as emotions or motives.
American Heritage Medicine
An approach to psychology focusing on behavior, denying any independent significance for mind and assuming that behavior is determined by the environment.
- behaviouristic psychology
- behavioristic psychology
Other Word Forms of Behaviorism
Origin of Behaviorism
behavior + -ism
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