DEVIANT BEHAVIOR By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 Any behaviour that deviates from the group. Also called deviance. DEVIANT BEHAVIOR: "Joe's deviant behaviour was not typical for his age group." Related Psychology Terms STRESS REACTION PRIMARY DEVIANCE BEHAVIOR THEORY SENTINEL BEHAVIOR SPECIES-SPECIFIC BEHAVIOR NODAL BEHAVIOR BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS ESTROUS BEHAVIOR DISPLACEMENT BEHAVIOR BEHAVIOR CONTROL Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "DEVIANT BEHAVIOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/deviant-behavior/ (accessed June 22, 2017).