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Synonyms for behaviourism

an approach to psychology that emphasizes observable measurable behavior

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We went to an animal behaviourist but they said all they could do is make him sit and stay and that he would never get out of it.
Mackintosh also subtly touches upon the issue of completely dismissing mental processes as solely a product of stimulus-response dynamics and the lack of engagement in understanding cognitive processes shown by radical behaviourists.
Treatment involves raising this threshold, which your vet or a pet behaviourist will be able to advise how to do.
Behaviourists often begin by establishing control with an excercise.
In fact with the emergence of technology in military learning, the behaviourist approach becomes the key learning theory in designing relevant courseware.
Whether we call those who work in this field behaviourists or psychologists doesn't really matter: in practice they are both.
Whilst behaviourists like Skinner and Watson worked in the fields of psychology and psychiatry, they wanted behaviourism to be the basis for managing and shaping the behaviour of patients, employees, students, trainees and whole societies.
As a qualified professional member of the UK Registry of Canine Behaviourists, he has worked with hundreds of dogs and there are few problems that he has not dealt with.
There's also a chance to get expert advice from vets and animal behaviourists on how to handle pet problems.
Perhaps most philosophically sophisticated among the behaviourists, E.
On loan from their native China, eight-year-old Bai Yun and 20-year-old Shi Shi have beguiled behaviourists hoping to mate the endangered animals since they joined the zoo in September 1996.
Furthermore, one should also notice that behaviourists placed no importance to internal cognitive processes, as their main assumption is that learning essentially involves a behavioural change.