Some articles on behaviour, behaviours:
... In his classic work "Ecological Psychology" (1968) he argued that human behaviour was radically situated in other words, you couldn't make predictions about human behaviour unless you know what ... For example, there are certain behaviours appropriate to being in church, attending a lecture, working in a factory etc ... and the behaviour of people in these environments is more similar than the behaviour of an individual person in different environments ...
... Skinner's theory of operant conditioning claims that the frequency of a given behaviour is directly linked to whether it is rewarded or punished ... If a behaviour is rewarded, it is more likely to be repeated ... reinforcement is the idea that the best way to optimize the desired behaviour in the subject is to hand out rewards for correct behaviour, and then adjust the number of ...
... Because sunlight is a common trigger, avoiding excessive exposure to sun is widely recommended ... Some people with rosacea benefit from daily use of a sunscreen others opt for wearing hats with broad brims ...
... on the earlier work of Jones and Nisbett, which suggests people describe the behaviour of others in terms of fixed dispositions while viewing their own ... predictable) but of higher intensities (with regard to particular traits) than the behaviour of others ...
... This behaviour is unusual for terns, which generally nest on the ground, and even the related tree-nesting Black Noddy constructs a nest ...
More definitions of "behaviour":
- (noun): The action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances.
- (noun): (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people.
Synonyms: demeanor, demeanour, behavior, conduct, deportment
- (noun): (psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation.
Famous quotes containing the word behaviour:
“The methodological advice to interpret in a way that optimizes agreement should not be conceived as resting on a charitable assumption about human intelligence that might turn out to be false. If we cannot find a way to interpret the utterances and other behaviour of a creature as revealing a set of beliefs largely consistent and true by our standards, we have no reason to count that creature as rational, as having beliefs, or as saying anything.”
—Donald Davidson (b. 1917)
“I look on it as no trifling effort of female strength to withstand the artful and ardent solicitations of a man that is thoroughly master of our hearts. Should we in the conflict come off victorious, it hardly pays us for the pain we suffer from the experiment ... and I still persist in it that such a behaviour in any man I love would rob me of that most pleasing thought, namely, the obligation I have to him for not making such a trial.”
—Sarah Fielding (17101768)
“I cannot be much pleased without an appearance of truth; at least of possibilityI wish the history to be natural though the sentiments are refined; and the characters to be probable, though their behaviour is excelling.”
—Frances Burney (17521840)