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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Some articles on behavior:
... 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 ...
... 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 on a test ... that allow the evaluator to compare the behavior of the individual being tested to the responses of a norm group ...
... Anyone not used to cockatoo behavior may find this cuddling behavior odd, as most parrots do not cuddle like the Umbrella cockatoo ... 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, droopy wings, tail bobbing when ...
... 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 ... This anonymity is an important factor in crowd psychology, and behavior in situations such as a riot ...
... "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 ... there are, the more opportunity for this behavior ...
More definitions of "behavior":
- (noun): (psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation.
- (noun): The action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances.
Example: "The behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments"
Famous quotes containing the word behavior:
“I dont see much future for the Americans.... Everything about the behavior of American society reveals that its half Judaized, and the other half negrified. How can one expect a State like that to hold together?”
—Adolf Hitler (18891945)
“Fatalism, whose solving word in all crises of behavior is All striving is vain, will never reign supreme, for the impulse to take life strivingly is indestructible in the race. Moral creeds which speak to that impulse will be widely successful in spite of inconsistency, vagueness, and shadowy determination of expectancy. Man needs a rule for his will, and will invent one if one be not given him.”
—William James (18421910)
“Reading about ethics is about as likely to improve ones behavior as reading about sports is to make one into an athlete.”
—Mason Cooley (b. 1927)