APPROACH By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 n. a particular strategy or means of study used to achieve a goal or purpose. Also refers to the movement of an organism toward a stimulus. APPROACH: "The psychodynamic approach to psychology views mental illness much differently than the behavioral approach." Related Psychology Terms APPROACH RESPONSE SUPERORDINATE GOAL STRATEGY MA PURE-STIMULUS ACT AVERSION AVOIDANCE GRADIENT TAXIS S-O-R PSYCHOLOGY APPROACH GRADIENT Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "APPROACH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/approach/ (accessed June 28, 2017).