BEHAVIOR

n. an action, activity, or process which can be observed and measured. Often, these actions, activities, and processes are initiated in response to stimuli...

BIOLOGICAL FACTOR

n. Anything which affects the function and behavior of a living organism. Internally, this factor can be a physical, physiological, chemical, neurological, or genetic...

BODY BUILD

n. the overall structure of the body based on three components which are type, size, and composition. As to body type, a person can...

BEHAVIORAL TECHNOLOGY

n. a range of experimentally-established techniques and approaches which are designed to effect behavioral change. It is a set of procedures accepted by scientists...

BEHAVIOR CHANGE

n. any modification in behavior (mainly human) in public health. The change may happen spontaneously and involuntarily without any intevention, or it may be...

BACKWARD SEARCH

refers to a problem-solving strategy whereby the solver works backward from the end goal to the beginning state. For example, finding the path through...

BIZARRE BEHAVIOR

adj. a general term for behavior that is out of the ordinary or far from normal. Markedly unusual and unexpected in a person, it...

BEHAVIOR PATTERN

n. a recurrence of two or more responses which occur in a prescribed arrangement or order. These patterns of behavior develop through operant conditioning....

BLOCKING

n. a phenomenon in which a previously-learned thought process prevents or delays the learning and conditioning of new behavior. It may also be a...

BEHAVIORAL BASELINE

n. a state of behavior which is steady in form and frequency. As a constant, it serves as a standard against which to compare...

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