the branch of psychology that deals with measurement of mental and sensory phenomena brought on by physical stimuli.
- Behavioral psychology
- Behavioral science
a science or branch of learning, as psychology or sociology, that derives its concepts from observation of the behavior of living organisms. behavioral science (bĭ-hāv’yə-rəl) Any of various scientific disciplines, such as sociology, anthropology, or psychology, in which the actions and reactions of humans and animals are studied through observational and experimental methods.
manner of behaving or acting. Psychology, Animal Behavior. observable activity in a human or animal. the aggregate of responses to internal and external stimuli. a stereotyped, species-specific activity, as a courtship dance or startle reflex. Often, behaviors. a behavior pattern. the action or reaction of any material under given circumstances: the behavior of tin under […]
the theory or doctrine that human or animal psychology can be accurately studied only through the examination and analysis of objectively observable and quantifiable behavioral events, in contrast with subjective mental states. n.