n. a number or combination of behavioral incidents which are geared towards a specific purpose or outcome. Thus, much of the sequence of activities is goal-oriented such as getting out of bed and preparing for work in the morning. It may also be relationship-oriented such as communicating with each other or progressing through different levels of intimacy.

BEHAVIORAL SEQUENCE: "From courtship to mating, humans as well animals tend to go through a behavioral sequence."
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