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Synonyms for behaviorism

an approach to psychology that emphasizes observable measurable behavior

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Were as much study and research devoted to the prevention of war as have been to the prevention of disease"--argued a behavioralist researcher who claimed here to be quoting 'General Eisenhower'--"we should in time obtain the same control over its eruption and spread as we have over the physical plague" (Kimpton 1951b:2).
As described in this Article, behavioral economics is finally rediscovering a broader view of human nature and of political economy, but it remains to be seen how widely and deeply the insights of the behavioralists will penetrate mainstream economics.
All three of these elements point to a movement that thought political science could be remade into the image of the natural sciences (Bond 2007; Kirn 1977, 85; Leonard 1995, 84; Miller 1972, 802; Ricci 1984, 253;)- Charles Merriam perhaps most effectively articulated the behavioralist desire to incorporate the methods of the natural sciences into the study of politics: "more and more it appears that the last word in human behavior is to be scientific; more and more clearly it becomes evident that the social and political implications of natural science are of fundamental importance" (1926, 9).
While the justices may cite an array of decisions political behavioralists would dismiss these legal arguments; they argue that such citations are made due to institutional norms and that they also provide cover for the true rationale behind the justices' votes: to see their own policy preferences become the law of the land.
Before a behavioralist exception is created, however, we must confront another problem with the behavioralist critique: why is it that potential entrants do not take advantage of profitable entry opportunities?
69) A behavioralist would similarly examine how individuals might develop loyalties separately from their welfare interests.
For the integration of the (classic) structuralist and (more recent) behavioralist streams in institutionalism, the interplay of institutional stability and change is of foremost interest.
1377, 1411-12, 1498-99 (1998) (questioning the explanatory force of the behavioralist critique of the classic legal model of judging and noting that "[w]hile the greater than expected influence of several background variables is consistent with the behavioral hypothesis, the influence of other environmental and legal factors reveals the inadequacy of behavioralism as a fully explanatory model").
American behavioralist theories and antisocialism in the name of national security were valuable because they dealt with the authoritarian regime of knowledge production in terms of adopting Western theories.
Modern society distorts the message of the Jesus movement into a behavioralist framework advocating material rewards for good behavior.
Hence, while the behavioralist and the strategic approach has claimed that all law is politics, the historical-interpretive account brings the particular character of the law and legal system back in.
Despite positivist or behavioralist (or Berkeleyan idealist) denials of the mind's constitutive role in bringing the world into being, Barfield reminds us in Saving the Appearances that the vast majority of philosophical and psychological theories of perception argue that the familiar world of everyday reality depends in some fashion on our own activity--that is, on the mental activity of the perceiver (21).
The behavioralist thesis inspired by the pragmatism of the American society places primerely influencing and determining the behavior considered acceptable.
But given the bipolar model of false opposites that he relied on, contrasting a social approach to the violence with a dated behavioralist model, the conclusions are predictable.
WORRELL, Mark, Aren't You Really a Behavioralist in Disguise?