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English definition of “behaviourism”


noun [U] uk UK specialized (US behaviorism)   /bɪˈheɪ.vjə.rɪ.zəm/ us    /-vjɚ.ɪ-/
the theory that the study of the human mind should be based on people's actions and behaviour, and not on what they say that they think or feelScience of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personality
adjective, noun [C] uk (US behaviorist)   /bɪˈheɪ.vjə.rɪst/ us    /-vjɚ.ɪst/
He's written a behaviourist account of the emotions.Science of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personality
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