PURPOSIVE BEHAVIORISM By N., Sam M.S. - 343 A theory in cognitive learning that states that behavioral acts have an underlying purpose. And that all goals of the action guide behavior until the goal is reached. PURPOSIVE BEHAVIORISM: "Purposive behaviorism theorizes that behaviors have an underlying purpose leading to goal." Related Psychology Terms Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development Identifying Relevant Theories and Models ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams ANTISOCIAL REACTION LEGAL PSYCHIATRY (Forensic Psychiatry) OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION ACT PSYCHOLOGY CHILD PSYCHIATRY Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PURPOSIVE BEHAVIORISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/purposive-behaviorism/ (accessed July 1, 2022).