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behavioral science

n.
A scientific discipline, such as sociology, anthropology, or psychology, in which the actions and reactions of humans and animals are studied through observational and experimental methods.

behavioral scientist n.

behavioral science

any of the various interrelated disciplines, such as psychiatry, psychology, sociology, and anthropology, that observe and study human activity, including psychological and emotional development, interpersonal relationships, values, and mores.

behavioral science

The science concerned with all aspects of behavior.
See also: science
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As one example of how such a campaign might be developed using behavioral science principles, the "Trans-theoretical" or "Stages of Change" model suggests that there may be merit to an initial messaging strategy designed to move people who may be at the pre-contemplation level to contemplation of the methods and benefits of the social and behavioral sciences.
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Contributors take students, researchers and recipients of research step by step through the process of collecting and distributing knowledge about behavioral sciences, starting by providing the historical background and the lessons learned, basic themes of current scholarship and journalistic practice within behavioral and social sciences, communication beyond the original discipline and beyond the academy, and explaining complex or uncertain findings.
gov; Steven Moldin, Genetics Research Branch, Division of Neuroscience & Basic Behavioral Science, NIMH, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 7189, MSC 9643, Bethesda, MD 20892-9643 USA, 301-443-2037, fax: 301-443-9890, e-mail: smoldin@mail.
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