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I. Concept – II. Practical Theology – III. Ethics

I. Concept

Behaviorism has tried, like its historical antecedents, to explain human nature on the model of the animal or the machine. In 1913, John-Broadus Watson (1878–1958) established behaviorism as a modern research trend in psychology. Following Darwinist evolution theory, behaviorism argues that we can understand and control animals without examining their state of consciousne…

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Loder, James E. and Herms, Eilert, “Behaviorism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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