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Behaviorism is most associated with experiments of Ivan Pavlov on classical conditioning and B.F. Skinner on operant conditioning.
  an approach to psychology that emphasizes observable measurable behavior
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  • Behaviorism is most associated with experiments of Ivan Pavlov on classical conditioning and B.F. Skinner on operant conditioning.
  • A classic example of Watsonian Behaviorism—think I’ll write you up and send you to the AMA Journal."
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • I wasn’t sure I knew what a behaviorist was, and I didn’t want to make him more miserable by asking him.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • "But," he would explain, "that dumbbell was trying to put over some behaviorist junk, that all thinking is in words and so it must take place partly in the throat, in the vocal cords—what he said was ’inhibited sub-vocalization.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March

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  • The next thing you know they’ll stick me with a behaviorist," he lamented.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
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Associated words [difficulty]:   behaviorism [9] , social psychology [6] , clinical psychology [7] , cognitive psychology [8] , developmental psychology [9] , social psychology [6] , clinical psychology [7] , cognitive psychology [8] , classical conditioning [9] , cognitive dissonance [9] , developmental psychology [9]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Human Behavior, Philosophy, Logic & Reasoning
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