BEHAVIOR SETTING

n. in environmental psychology, refers to the environment as the setting for observing behavior. This setting, for instance, may include the physical, geographical, and...

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...

BARRIER-FREE ENVIRONMENT

n. an environment designed to be free of obstacles. It is friendly towards people who are physically disabled and cognitively impaired, thus, requiring the...

BALANCED BILINGUAL

refers to a person who has proficiency in two languages to the extent that his or her skills for each language match those of...

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...

BEHAVIORAL SEQUENCE

n. a number or combination of behavioral incidents which are geared towards a specific purpose or outcome. Thus, much of the sequence of activities...

BEHAVIOR THEORY

n. an attempt to explain behavior through generally-accepted principles. The initial assumption is that behavior can be explained and further described using behavioral theories....

BALANCED DESIGN

refers to a type of experimental design whereby the number of observations or measurements obtained in each experimental condition is equal in some way....

BACKWARD CONDITIONING

refers to a procedure whereby an unconditioned stimulus is consistently presented before a neutral stimulus. This arrangement does not produce a change in the...

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....

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