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behavior

 [be-hāv´yer]
the observable responses, actions, or activities of someone. adj., adj behav´ioral.
adaptive behavior behavior that fosters effective or successful individual interaction with the environment.
contingent behavior actions that are dependent upon a specific stimulus.
behavior disorder a general concept referring to any type of behavioral abnormality that is functional in origin.
disorganized infant behavior a nursing diagnosis defined as alteration in integration and modulation of the physiological and behavioral systems of functioning (autonomic, motor, state-organizational, self-regulatory, and attentional-interactional systems) in an infant.
health seeking b's see health seeking behaviors.
behavior modification
1. an approach to correction of undesirable conduct that focuses on changing observable actions. Modification of the behavior is accomplished through systematic manipulation of the environmental and behavioral variables related to the specific behavior to be changed. The principles and techniques of this method have been used in treatment of both physical and mental disorders, such as alcoholism, smoking, obesity, and stress. See also conditioning.
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as promotion of a behavior change.
behavior modification (omaha) on the second level of the intervention scheme of the omaha system, a target definition defined as activities designed to promote a change of habits.
behavior modification: social skills in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting the patient to develop or improve interpersonal social skills.
readiness for enhanced organized infant behavior a nursing diagnosis defined as a pattern of modulation of the physiologic and behavioral systems of functioning (autonomic, motor, state-organizational, self-regulatory, and attentional-interactional systems) in an infant, which is satisfactory but can be improved, resulting in higher levels of integration in response to environmental stimuli.
risk for disorganized infant behavior a nursing diagnosis defined as the risk for alteration in integration and modulation of the physiological and behavioral systems of functioning in an infant; see also disorganized infant behavior.
behavior therapy a therapeutic approach in which the focus is on the patient's observable behavior, rather than on conflicts and unconscious processes presumed to underlie his maladaptive behavior. This is accomplished through systematic manipulation of the environmental and behavioral variables related to the specific behavior to be modified; operant conditioning, systematic desensitization, token economy, aversive control, flooding, and implosion are examples of techniques that may be used in behavior therapy. Studies of classical and operant conditioning form the basis of behavior therapy, which has been used in treatment of both physical and mental disorders, such as alcoholism, smoking, obesity, and stress. See also behavior modification.

a·dap·tive be·hav·ior

any behavior that enables an organism to adjust to a particular situation or environment.
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These results suggest that an intensive, short-term intervention was effective in improving adaptive behavior, emotional functioning, and sensory processing as reported by parents as well as by examiner-assessed motor performance.
4) There is a negative relationship between three sub-scales of child rearing approaches and adaptive behavior of female students.
H4b: The greater the mediated power use by an actor in a dyad, the lower the supply chain partner's adaptive behavior.
Measures used in the current study included AAAASs from all six states; general achievement tests from the two states (Indiana and Idaho) that had the largest sample sizes across groups; and established measures of academic skills, academic enablers, and adaptive behavior.
User satisfaction measures are also important, and can include questions specific to adaptive interfaces, such as rating the obtrusiveness, the predictability, and the usefulness of the adaptive behavior.
In line with this logic, both social cognitive theory and protection motivation theory predict that self-efficacy has a positive relationship with adaptive behavior and a negative relationship with maladaptive behavior.
80) Furthermore, none of the trials presented information from the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, (81) which is by far the most commonly used measure of adaptive functioning by practitioners.
The Humphreys algorithm integrated within building simulation software allows the adaptive thermal comfort to be established for any given set of conditions and represents occupant window opening adaptive behavior which is taken in an attempt to restore thermal comfort when some discomfort is experienced.
Because school social workers are knowledgeable about the importance of a holistic approach and understand how environment affects behavior, they were ideally suited to assess the adaptive behavior of pupils identified as candidates for special education services.

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