FUNCTIONALISM

a general psychological approach that views mental life and behavior in terms of active adaptation to environmental challenges and opportunities. Developed at Chicago university in revolt against an atomistic view of structuralism.

FUNCTIONALISM: "Functionalism was developed by James Angel and Harvey Carr."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FUNCTIONALISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/functionalism/ (accessed December 16, 2017).
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