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behaviour

(bĭ-hāv′yər)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of 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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Functions of over-active behaviours: Analysis for two people with intellectual disability using multiple approaches.
Changes in adaptive behaviour of severely and profoundly mentally handicapped adults in different residential settings.
It is not known how much correlation there is between genes and behaviour. Research so far shows that genetic correlation does not cause homosexuality, but may be a predisposing factor in 10-25% of homosexuals.
This helps to explain why disordered sexual behaviour, whether heterosexual or homosexual, becomes an `addiction', resulting in `compulsive behaviour.' Methods which effectively break addictions effectively change compulsive behaviour.
(5) All forms of obsessive, compulsive and addictive behaviour involving alcoholism, drug abuse, promiscuous sex, are found in bulimic women and homosexuals.