BEHAVIORAL IMMUNOGEN

n. a behavior pattern which translates into a healthy lifestyle. This lifestyle is associated with the benefits of a longer life and a lower risk of illness. To cite some examples, lifestyle changes such as healthy diet, regular exercise, sufficient sleep, and alcohol in moderation serve as behavioral immunogens. Compare behavioral pathogen.

BEHAVIORAL IMMUNOGEN: "A behavioral immunogen can be as simple and everyday as a healthy lifestyle change. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BEHAVIORAL IMMUNOGEN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/behavioral-immunogen/ (accessed November 18, 2019).
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