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  • n. an approach to psychology focusing on behaviour, denying any independent significance for mind and assuming that behaviour is determined by the environment

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  • n. same as behaviorism.

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  • n. an approach to psychology that emphasizes observable measurable behavior


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  • And "behaviourism" (in spite of the artificiality of its constraints) can still be called "science" in the "naturalistic" sense of the word, precisely because it concerns itself (very similar in this respect with Pavlovian reflexology and other forms of "physio-psychology") only with phenomenic and empirical aspect of the object of its study.

    Demarcation, Demarcation, ….

  • Social behaviourism embraces a variety of approaches including symbolic interactionism and social action theory.

    On Social Behaviorism

  • Although this theory is based upon the outdated psychological paradigm ‘behaviourism’ which has been scientifically discredited.

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - He-Man is a threat to….god?

  • Much as Ribot's view can be seen as an early version of behaviourism, Bain's view can be seen as an early version of the motor-based approaches to attention found in the current literature (see Section 2.8 below).


  • The most radical critics believed that even John Broadus Watson, the founder of behaviourism, had conceded too much to instinct by allowing that a small number of links between simple stimuli and responses were inborn

    The Distinction Between Innate and Acquired Characteristics

  • Towards the end of Perception and Communication Broadbent explicitly sets out the claim that the theoretical resources developed in thinking about the transmission of information through telephone exchanges provide the basis for an alternative to behaviourism.


  • Financial behaviourism only coexists to some because they don't try to destroy the basic assumptions.

    Is Austrian Economics Heterodox Economics? - The Austrian Economists

  • To think that outcome of life, which is complex and unknowable, can be reduced to these sort of variable pseudo-scientific considerations is some of the very worst behaviourism and essentially bad science being portrayed as good.

    Undergraduates are more than their parents bank balance

  • Skinnerian behaviourism does not explain complicated human learning.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • In educational theory we have a shallow brand of thought, easily categorized into three broad streams with corresponding epistemological roots: behaviourism, cognitivism, and constructivism.

    Archive 2008-06-01


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