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n. an action, activity, or process which can be observed and measured. Often, these actions, activities, and processes are initiated in response to stimuli which are either internal or external. The results of studies on these must be objective, however, in order to be reliable and valid for scientific purposes. See behaviorism.

BEHAVIOR: "The American Psychological Association defines Psychology as the study of the mind and behavior. "

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