Behavior

Behavior or behaviour (see American and British spelling differences) is the range of actions and mannerisms made by organisms, systems, or artificial entities in conjunction with their environment, which includes the other systems or organisms around as well as the physical environment. It is the response of the system or organism to various stimuli or inputs, whether internal or external, conscious or subconscious, overt or covert, and voluntary or involuntary.

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Other articles related to "behavior, behaviors":

White Cockatoo - Aviculture
... Anyone not used to cockatoo behavior may find this cuddling behavior odd, as most parrots do not cuddle like the Umbrella cockatoo ... with their long life and often misunderstood behaviors can lead to behavior issues. ... Signs of a sick bird can be (but not limited to) runny eyes, sluggish behavior, unusually colored droppings (esp indicating blood in the digestive tract), sleeping more than normal ...
Diseconomies Of Scale - Causes - Office Politics
... "Office politics" is management behavior which a manager knows is counter to the best interest of the company, but is in his personal best interest ... This type of behavior only makes sense in a company with multiple levels of management ... The more levels there are, the more opportunity for this behavior ...
Factors Influencing Foraging Behavior - Genetics
... Foraging behavior can also be influenced by genetics ... The genes associated with foraging behavior have been widely studied in honeybees with reference to the following onset of foraging behavior, task division between foragers and workers, and bias in ...
Anonymity and Social Situations
... This prevents physical retaliation for remarks, and prevents negative or taboo behavior or discussion from tarnishing the reputation of the speaker ... forums often provide a soapbox for disruptive conversational behavior ... important factor in crowd psychology, and behavior in situations such as a riot ...
Psychological Testing
... Psychological testing is a field characterized by the use of samples of behavior in order to assess psychological construct(s), such as cognitive and emotional functioning, about a given individual ... By samples of behavior, one means observations of an individual performing tasks that have usually been prescribed beforehand, which often means scores ... that allow the evaluator to compare the behavior of the individual being tested to the responses of a norm group ...

Famous quotes containing the word behavior:

    A method of child-rearing is not—or should not be—a whim, a fashion or a shibboleth. It should derive from an understanding of the developing child, of his physical and mental equipment at any given stage, and, therefore, his readiness at any given stage to adapt, to learn, to regulate his behavior according to parental expectations.
    Selma H. Fraiberg (20th century)

    No one is without Christianity, if we agree on what we mean by that word. It is every individual’s individual code of behavior by means of which he makes himself a better human being than his nature wants to be, if he followed his nature only. Whatever its symbol—cross or crescent or whatever—that symbol is man’s reminder of his duty inside the human race.
    William Faulkner (1897–1962)

    There are ... two minimum conditions necessary and sufficient for the existence of a legal system. On the one hand those rules of behavior which are valid according to the system’s ultimate criteria of validity must be generally obeyed, and on the other hand, its rules of recognition specifying the criteria of legal validity and its rules of change and adjudication must be effectively accepted as common public standards of official behavior by its officials.
    —H.L.A. (Herbert Lionel Adolphus)