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Synonyms for behavior

the manner in which one behaves

the way in which a machine or other thing performs or functions

Synonyms for behavior

the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances

(psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation

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This textbook on behavior management emphasizes increasing desirable student behaviors.
20 ( ANI ): A new research has revealed effective parenting strategies to reduce disruptive behavior in children.
Key words: applied behavior analysis, psittacine birds, problem behavior, reproductive behavior, avian, hyacinth macaw, Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
Although the development of functional analysis technology (Iwata et al., 1982/1994) has been paramount in advancing the widespread development of individualized, function-based treatments, the variables typically explored in functional analysis of severe problem behaviors may not always be sufficient in determining the maintaining variables for problem behavior.
While much is known about why a problem behavior occurs at an unacceptable rate, little to date has been done with developing a methodology to discern why the rate (or lack thereof) of the alternate behavior is relatively low.
"Functional assessment has been found to be the one factor that predicts successful behavioral treatment of maladaptive behaviors," regardless of functional level, age, or type of behavior, Theodosia Paclawskyj, Ph.D., said at a meeting on developmental disabilities sponsored by Johns Hopkins University.
Participants (N = 15) included ten graduate psychology students in an Applied Behavior Analysis course at a medium-sized, comprehensive New York State college, and five on- and off-site Bachelor-level behavior specialists from a local, nonprofit agency.
Add Health followed a cohort of youth who were in grades 7-12 at baseline, in 1995: the study of the relationships between depressive symptoms and risky sexual behavior used data collected then and in the subsequent wave.
"This is a more and more exciting area in which to work," says Iain Couzin, who studies collective animal behavior at the University of Oxford in England and Princeton University.
These children may not have honed social competencies that signal kids to stop aggressive behavior the way that others do.
Functional Behavior Assessment For People With Autism
In his classic text Administrative Behavior (1976), Nobel laureate Herbert Simon described communication as the most ignored component of the administrative process.
While the health status of adolescents differs according to age, sex, race, and ethnic origin, there is ample documentation suggesting that adolescents, regardless of background, engage in high-risk behavior.
A single-subject design was utilized to determine the effectiveness of PBL with five victims of bullying behavior. Results and implications for school counselors are discussed.