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behavior

noun actions, air, bearing, beliefs, carriage, character, comportment, conduct, consuetude, course, course of conduct, course of life, decorum, demeanor, habituation, habitude, inveteracy, line of conduct, manner, manner of life, manners, matter of course, mien, mode of action, mores, personal bearing, presence, propriety, ritual, ritualism, routine, way of acting, way of life
Associated concepts: bad behavior, contemptuous behavior, good behavior, indecent behavior
Foreign phrases: Ad vitam aut culpam.For life, or until guilty of misbehavior. De bono gestu. For or during good behavior.
See also: conduct, custom, demeanor, deportment, manner, modus operandi, practice, presence, procedure, protocol, way
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Children begin acting out from the time they are able to mimic behavior, but they become bullies around third grade when they are made aware of social status.
Our work exists within an active field of investigation where researchers attempt to understand and control the dynamic behavior of existing networks.
Participants (N = 15) included ten graduate psychology students in an Applied Behavior Analysis course at a medium-sized, comprehensive New York State college, and five on- and off-site Bachelor-level behavior specialists from a local, nonprofit agency.
Small proportions reported same-sex attraction or behavior (2-3%) or sexual experience at age 10 or earlier (7% of males and 2% of re males).
The researchers turned up a striking group behavior: Just as water abruptly turns to ice at the freezing point, foraging behavior undergoes a "phase transition" at a certain criti cal colony size.
They may test out bullying behavior with lots of kids until they find the targets that are vulnerable because they know they can win the power game.
Data from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey (YRBS) found that vigorous physical activity declines about 30% between grades 9 and 12.
Much of the literature on bullying behavior in schools primarily focuses on school-wide implementation plans to reduce bullying.
Other individuals/groups then have the opportunity to make a clear choice about whether to shift their behavior or suffer similar consequences.
After we look at some definitions of health and wellness, we'll consider the well-known and well-accepted paradigm of personal behavior change called the Stages of Change (2-5).
Furthermore, among the many shelter animals that do not show problem behavior, a program of behavior modification could likely help them develop certain behaviors that are considered desirable to many prospective adopters.