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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]
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For instance, participants' assumptions about causes of problem behavior, variations in learning style, or differences in interpretation of the instructions may contribute to our findings.
Females' odds of reporting any risk behavior and each behavior except substance use at last sex increased by 2% with each one-point increase in their depressive symptoms score.
Somewhere in between--in the case of the experimental ants, at a colony size of 700 members--the colony's behavior switches suddenly.
Kids who like to hurt others won't change by discipline alone, because they haven't learned skills to think about their behavior from an empathetic self- regulating response.
In summary, scientific evidence suggests that interventions targeting parents and families can exert powerful influence and are cost-effective in reducing or eliminating health risk behaviors among adolescent children.
Victims of bullying behavior are significantly distressed by this behavior and exhibit signs of social withdrawal, school avoidance, stress-related problems, decline in academic performance, depression, and sometimes suicide (Austin & Joseph, 1996; Bond, Carlin, Thomas, Rubin, & Patton, 2002; Craig, 1998; Crick & Bigbee, 1998; Crick & Grotpeter, 1996; Hawker & Boulton, 2000; Rigby, 1996).
It could well be that the CEO, in demanding the 10 percent budget cuts, is simply creating discomfort in the present to encourage the innovative thinking that will move his people beyond being bogged down in old assumptions and behaviors.
In talking with patients about making health-related personal behavior changes, many practitioners find the widely used model of the psychological change process underlying it to be very useful.
While training the dogs, my partner and I (many students chose to train the dogs in groups of two) discussed the principles of operant learning we were using to elicit positive behaviors from the dogs.
The moderating factors that will be discussed here are barriers to enacting meaningful behaviors within fatherhood identity, the length of prison sentence, the prison ideology of fatherhood, and the commitment and salience of fatherhood identity before incarceration (see Burke, 1991).
Cognitive, physical, and afflictive behaviors on fact-based search tasks.