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  • adj. Of or pertaining to behaviorism, especially B. F. Skinner’s school of radical behaviorism.

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  • adj. of or relating to behaviorism


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  • For the so-called behavioristic interpretation of mankind, see Watson, _Psychology from the Standpoint of a Behaviorist_

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  • As leader of the "behavioristic" psychologists, who liken man to a machine, Skinner is vigorously opposed both by humanists and by Freudian psychoanalysts. Top Stories

  • For even among those who rejected the behavioristic assumptions that animated Quine's conception of language, it was often held that logical forms are expressions of first-order predicate calculus.

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  • (Donald Davidson developed a similar line of thought in less behavioristic terms, speaking in terms of constraints on a “radical interpreter,” who would favor “charitable” construals of alien speech.)

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  • This is the self-professed political and behavioristic molt - affected this time by Newt Gingrich, but regularly affected as well by the president and various others over the centuries, most notably Richard M. Nixon of the "" new Nixon, '' the "" new new Nixon, '' etc., of yore.

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  • The camp is not run by professional psychologists or psychiatrists, but by educators who rely on a mixture of behavioristic principles, common sense and the enthusiasm of a large staff of college students, many of whom work only for course credit.

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  • Imagery based on introspection was the main focus in the early development of psychology until the behavioristic approach became predominant in the discipline.


  • Theories concerning the drug's popularity range from the purely behavioristic, involving invocations of the reticular activating system, to the more philosophical, which suggest that the Edge user achieves a homeostatic matching between internal and external reality states...


  • It also lies within the field of behavioristic psychology.

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  • Hempel had come to believe that it is a mistake to imagine that human behavior can be understood exclusively in non-mental, behavioristic terms.



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