n. in the study of of behavior, refers to a ranking of possible behavioral responses based on the relative probablity that each of them will be elicited from a person. As a result, more-probable behaviors rank higher than those which are less-probable. Also called behavioral hierarchy.

BEHAVIOR HIERARCHY: "In the behavior hierarchy, behaviors which are more-probable are ranked higher than those which are less-probable."
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