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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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 ... more levels there are, the more opportunity for this behavior ...
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 ... (or dependent) on human companion and this combined 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 ...
Psychological Testing
... 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 ... responses are often compiled into statistical tables that allow the evaluator to compare the behavior of the individual being tested to the responses of a norm group ...
Anonymity and Social Situations
... retaliation for remarks, and prevents negative or taboo behavior or discussion from tarnishing the reputation of the speaker ... semi-anonymous 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word behavior:

    Understanding child development takes the emphasis away from the child’s character—looking at the child as good or bad. The emphasis is put on behavior as communication. Discipline is thus seen as problem-solving. The child is helped to learn a more acceptable manner of communication.
    Ellen Galinsky (20th century)

    He is not a true man of science who does not bring some sympathy to his studies, and expect to learn something by behavior as well as by application. It is childish to rest in the discovery of mere coincidences, or of partial and extraneous laws. The study of geometry is a petty and idle exercise of the mind, if it is applied to no larger system than the starry one.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    There is a parallel between the twos and the tens. Tens are trying to test their abilities again, sizing up and experimenting to discover how to fit in. They don’t mean everything they do and say. They are just testing. . . . Take a good deal of your daughter’s behavior with a grain of salt. Try to handle the really outrageous as matter-of-factly as you would a mistake in grammar or spelling.
    Stella Chess (20th century)