behavior

(noun) How an individual or group acts or reacts to another individual, group, or event.

Example: When a person acts differently around a certain ethnicity.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: behaviors
  • Behaviorism (behaviourism) is the systematic study of behavior in animals and humans.
  • A type of attribute.
  • Type: collective behavior
  • Variant form: behaviour
  • A (noun) behaviorist (behaviourist) or (noun) behavioralist (behaviouralist) (adverb) behavioristically (behaviouristically) studies (adjective) behavioristic (behaviouristic) or (adjective) behavioristorical (behaviouristorical) ways people (verb) behave.

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References

Kendall, Diane. 2006. Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials. 5th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

 

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How to Cite the Definition of Behavior

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “behavior.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 14, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/behavior/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

behavior. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/behavior/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “behavior.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 14, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/behavior/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“behavior.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 14 Nov. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/behavior/>.