PURPOSIVISM By N., Sam M.S. - 199 An explanation of actions or behaviors based on goals and purposes. of those being observed. PURPOSIVISM: "Purposivism explains behavior in light of goals." Related Psychology Terms Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development SOCIAL NORM (Group Norms) ADOLESCENCE (Theories) ANTISOCIAL REACTION Identifying Relevant Theories and Models IMITATION EARLY INFANTILE AUTISM LEVEL OF ASPIRATION Using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale: A Case Study on Grief VISIBILITY CURVE Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PURPOSIVISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/purposivism/ (accessed December 8, 2022).