behaviour

(redirected from Behaviors)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

behaviour

(bĭ-hāv′yər)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of behavior.

behaviour

See behavior.

behaviour

Conduct, bearing, demeanor, manner.
 
Lab medicine
The changes in properties of a substance in response to environmental factors.

Psychology
Manner of behaving (e.g., good or bad); mode of conduct; comportment.

be·hav·ior

(bē-hāv'yŏr)
1. Any response emitted by or elicited from an organism.
2. Any mental or motor act or activity.
3. Parts of a total response pattern.
Synonym(s): behaviour.
[M.E., fr. O. Fr. avoir, to have]

behaviour

  1. the total activities of a living organism (usually an animal) ranging from simple movement to complex patterns involved with courtship, threat, camouflage, etc.
  2. the observable response of an organism to stimuli from the environment. See INSTINCT, LEARNING.

be·hav·ior

(bē-hāv'yŏr)
1. Any response emit-ted by or elicited from an organism.
2. Any mental or motor act or activity.
3. Specifically, parts of a total response pattern.
Synonym(s): behaviour.
[M.E., fr. O. Fr. avoir, to have]
References in classic literature ?
It must depend on your own future behavior," added Ulysses, "whether you do not find your way back to the sty.
Woman, with her instinct of behavior, instantly detects in man a love of trifles, any coldness or imbecility, or, in short, any want of that large, flowing, and magnanimous deportment which is indispensable as an exterior in the hall.
Mr Swiveller heard this account with a degree of admiration not altogether consistent with the project in which he had just concurred, but his friend attached very little importance to his behavior in this respect, probably because he knew that he had influence sufficient to control Richard Swiveller's proceedings in this or any other matter, whenever he deemed it necessary, for the advancement of his own purposes, to exert it.
It is well documented that the probability of children and adolescents acquiring nonoptimal health behaviors and developmental problems increases substantially in the presence of ineffective parenting practices.
This may have influenced their ratings of student behaviors.
While it is tempting for many of us to try to get people to change their behaviors by pressuring them to do so--threatening them, criticizing them, etc.
Over many years I've observed people who have successfully changed their behaviors.
In light of the presence of problem behaviors in some shelter animals, it seems advantageous to develop a program to reduce or eliminate these behaviors in order to make shelter animals more adoptable.
This is similar to Cooley's (1902) looking-glass self in that a person sees his behaviors reflected back to him by those around him.
Radical Change, then, is a theoretical concept that applies digital age principles to explain both some information resources and some information behaviors.
Social learning theories suggest that people are inherently good and learn all of their values and behaviors, either positive or negative, depending on their social interactions that not only teach the behaviors but also reinforce them.