behaviouralism

(redirected from Behaviouralist)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

behaviouralism

or

behavioural approach

a theoretical and empirical approach within US POLITICAL SCIENCE which emphasizes the importance of sociological and psychological determinants of political actions and behaviour rather than confining attention, as is traditional in political science, to narrowly political processes, e.g. constitutional arrangements, legislative procedures. See POLITICAL BEHAVIOUR; compare BEHAVIOURISM.
References in periodicals archive ?
Judge Niclas Parry made the order - together with detailed conditions - after reading a detailed expert report by an animal behaviouralist.
To the same extent, one should also mention the originality and iconoclastic character, for the early 1960s, of its theoretical syncretism that builds, on the one hand, on an interactionist analysis of bureaucracy, and, on the other hand, on a behaviouralist model of decision-making.
Despite referring him to animal behaviouralist Roger Mugford, Malcolm is still a little worried his pet will show the darker side of his personality and turn nasty.