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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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But stealing crayons and lunches is only the beginning, and if this behavior isn't changed, these children likely will become batterers by the time they graduate from high school, say experts.
In most cases, such investigations are motivated and evaluated by small-scale simulations and experiments while ignoring effects from collective behavior that could emerge in a large network.
Functional assessment entails various assessments used to identify the possible causes of the problem behavior to design effective treatment.
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.
But we can make kids less "victim prone" and less apt to be singled out for the bad bullying behavior that can make them feel terrible.
The logic of the investigation was this: The stronger the relationship between the ratings of a particular behavior and the rating of overall performance, the greater the role played by that behavior in determining the manager's overall evaluation.
Data from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS) noted that 80% of individuals who use tobacco began before age 18.
Victims of bullying behavior are significantly distressed by this behavior and exhibit signs of social withdrawal, school avoidance, stress-related problems, decline in academic performance, depression, and sometimes suicide (Austin & Joseph, 1996; Bond, Carlin, Thomas, Rubin, & Patton, 2002; Craig, 1998; Crick & Bigbee, 1998; Crick & Grotpeter, 1996; Hawker & Boulton, 2000; Rigby, 1996).
Such data can often create sufficient discomfort to motivate people to study the innovative actions of those who perform more effectively and to adopt new patterns of more desirable behavior.
media are filled with advice about how to make personal health-promoting behavior changes.
Furthermore, it has been repeatedly demonstrated that the shelter experience, often characterized by cramped conditions, loud noises, and insufficient access to human contact, leads to the development or acceleration of problem behavior (Hennessy, et al.
According to Burke's model, when a behavior (a behavior within a role meaningful to the identity) is enacted, a feedback loop is established where the identity holder receives appraisal (or reflected appraisal) from others about his behaviors.
The theory of Radical Change, which is based on the digital age principles of interactivity, connectivity, and access, is suggested as a lens to reexamine existing research on youth information-seeking behavior in the digital environment.
The theories attribute deviant behavior to a multitude of spiritual, biological, and social factors.