Behavior oriented toward attaining a particular goal. Identified by observing that the animal or person ceases search behaviour and engages in detour behaviour when it encounters obstacles to the goal.

GOAL-DIRECTED BEHAVIOR: "Goal directed behaviour deals with obstacles in gaining the goal."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GOAL-DIRECTED BEHAVIOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/goal-directed-behavior/ (accessed September 17, 2021).