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Psychology {6} ~ Behaviourism

Behaviorism, also known as behavioral psychology, is a theory of learning which states all behaviors are learned through interaction with the environment through a process called conditioning. Thus, behavior is simply a response to environmental stimuli.

Behaviorism is only concerned with observable stimulus-response behaviors, as they can be studied in a systematic and observable manner.

The behaviorist movement began in 1913 when John Watson wrote an article entitled ‘Psychology as the behaviorist views it,’ which set out a number of underlying assumptions regarding methodology and behavioral analysis.