Definition of behavioralism in English:


Syllabification: be·hav·ior·al·ism
Pronunciation: /biˈhāvyərəˌlizəm


  • 1The methods and principles of the science of animal (and human) behavior.
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    • His approach is a mix of animal behavioralism and human psychology with a little eastern philosophy and spirituality thrown in.
    • But both theories are grounded in behavioralism.
    • To teach parents using psychological behavioralism?
  • 1.1Advocacy of or adherence to a behavioral approach to social phenomena.
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    • In some respects, the so-called new institutionalism was a rebellion against behaviouralism.
    • Now there's a name for this kind of approach in political science - behavioralism.
    • But what I do know is that behavioralism doesn't undermine law and economics - if anything, it enriches it.



noun & adjective
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  • This is a nice piece, which summarizes the behavioralist theory and its implications pretty well for laymen.
  • At the same time, new institutionalism recognized that formal institutions were more important than behaviouralists had suggested.
  • Neorealists responded that behaviouralists had failed to appreciate the essential characteristics of a systemic theory.

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