PURPOSIVE BEHAVIORISM By N., Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 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 THEORY OF PLANNED BEHAVIOR BEHAVIORAL GROUP THERAPY BANDURA, ALBERT SYMBOLIC LEARNING THEORY PURPOSIVE PSYCHOLOGY BEHAVIOR THEORY MEANS-ENDS ANALYSIS ACCESSIBLE RANDOM ACTIVITY BEHAVIORAL CONGRUENCE Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PURPOSIVE BEHAVIORISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/purposive-behaviorism/ (accessed June 14, 2021).