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behaviorism

Pronunciation: bē-hāv′yōr-izm

Definition: A branch of psychology that formulates, through systematic observation and experimentation, the laws and principles that underlie the behavior of humans and animals; its major contributions have been in the areas of conditioning and learning.

Synonym(s): behavioral psychology

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