n. an attempt to explain behavior through generally-accepted principles. The initial assumption is that behavior can be explained and further described using behavioral theories. For instance, John Watson and B.F. Skinner advocate the theory that behavior can be acquired through conditioning. Also known as general behavior theory.
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