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Synonyms for behaviorism

an approach to psychology that emphasizes observable measurable behavior

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First, a brief summary of the behavioralist movement and its weaknesses is presented.
2002) (rejecting the empirical behavioralist and empirical interpretive analyses).
Judicial Behavioralists Test the "Legal Model" of Judicial Decision Making, 26 LAW & SOC.
Modern society distorts the message of the Jesus movement into a behavioralist framework advocating material rewards for good behavior.
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).
Under a behavioralist regime, courts would need to hear expert testimony and make a complex, fact-sensitive determination about salience.
The behavioralist thesis inspired by the pragmatism of the American society places primerely influencing and determining the behavior considered acceptable.
2) Instead, we undertake a strict behavioralist approach: Individuals display status quo bias and downward-sloping demand curves.
Harvey explains that while neither approach offers a means to increase the jobs available and thus decrease poverty, the behavioralist and structuralist approaches are important for determining the distribution of jobs among job seekers:
What if you now send them back to their referring doctor with a set of plans that links them up to a good mental health therapist, a good behavioralist, restrictions and limits, and you start a process?
Accepting that behavioralist view has implications for the way economists picture their role in policy.
ARS farm animal behavioralist Julie Morrow-Tesch will work with Texas Tech animal scientist John McGlone on the project.
Second, though she is alert to the ritual and dramatic elements of Bernardino's performances, Polecretti is concerned to challenge purely behavioralist approaches by reintegrating spirituality and interior life into the analysis of Renaissance religion: Bernardino "designed rituals which inspired dramatic displays of group piety, but his words always emphasized individual conversion" (10); "his final goal was always inner transformation, even if within the context of public display" (83).
Topsy-Turvey British kitchen-sink behavioralist Mike Leigh (``Secrets and Lies'') takes his first strike at real history in this sumptuous account of a stormy stretch in the partnership of 19th-century operetta maestros Gilbert and Sullivan.
MARK WORRELL, "Aren't You Really a Behavioralist in Disguise?