Definition of behaviouristic in English:

behaviouristic

adjective

Psychology
  • See behaviourism

    • ‘Answers to such questions have been sought from psychoanalytic theories, from social learning theories, and from various behavioristic approaches to psychology.’
    • ‘Much of the early psychological theorizing was founded on behaviouristic principles.’
    • ‘Rather, as he pointed out in his reply to Midgley, he gives the word an explicitly behaviouristic definition.’
    • ‘Reward and punishment are fine as programming for the behaviouristic instinct animal/robots that we would be without free will.’
    • ‘This essentially behaviouristic account is exactly what the intuition behind the argument is meant to overthrow.’

Pronunciation

behaviouristic

/bɪheɪvjəˈrɪstɪk/