BIOLOGICAL FAMILY

n. in law and social medicine, refers to a family and its members who are related by blood. The concept may be discussed in...

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...

BEWILDERED

adj. a state of being confused or puzzled. This can occur when faced with conflicting situations or presented with contradicting statements. See disorientation.

BULIMIA (BOULIMIA)

n. an eating disorder described as an excessive, insatiable consumption of food. Found to occur among younger women of normal weight, it manifests as...

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....

BODY POSITIONING

n. the notion that a person's posture and body position can affect functions such as learning, memory, recall, and recovery. For instance, sitting up...

BIOLOGICAL DRIVE

n. the fundamental drives which govern and affect human behavior. They pertain to the most basic physiological needs of man such as hunger, thirst,...

BIOSOCIAL THEORY

in social and behavioral science, refers to an approach which looks into the possibility that a mental illness or personality disorder might significantly be...

BETWEEN-GROUPS DESIGN

n. an experimental design which involves two (or more) groups of participants simultaneously being tested. In the process, the effect of treatments can be...

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