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Functionalism vs. Behaviorism

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Functionalismnoun

(architecture) A doctrine, in several fields, that the function of something should be reflected in its design and the materials used in its construction

Behaviorismnoun

An approach to psychology focusing on observable behavior, denying any independent significance for mind, and usually assuming that behavior is determined by the environment.

Functionalismnoun

(philosophy) The definition of mental states in terms of their causes and effects

Behaviorismnoun

an approach to psychology that emphasizes observable measurable behavior.

Functionalismnoun

(social science) The idea that social and cultural cohesion are a function of the interdependence and interactions of the institutions of a society

Behaviorismnoun

an approach to psychology that emphasizes observable measurable behavior

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Functionalismnoun

(psychology) A general school of thought that considers psychological phenomena in terms of their role in adaptation to the person's environment

Behaviorism

Behaviorism is a systematic approach to understanding the behavior of humans and other animals. It assumes that behavior is either a reflex evoked by the pairing of certain antecedent stimuli in the environment, or a consequence of that individual's history, including especially reinforcement and punishment contingencies, together with the individual's current motivational state and controlling stimuli.

Functionalismnoun

a psychology based on the assumption that all mental process are useful to an organism in adapting to the environment.

Functionalismnoun

any doctrine that stresses utility or purpose.

Functionalismnoun

a psychology based on the assumption that all mental process are useful to an organism in adapting to the environment

Functionalismnoun

any doctrine that stresses utility or purpose

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