behavioral science


noun

a science or branch of learning, as psychology or sociology, that derives its concepts from observation of the behavior of living organisms.

Origin of behavioral science

First recorded in 1955–60

Related forms

behavioral scientist, noun
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Science definitions for behavioral science

behavioral science

[ bĭ-hāvyə-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.

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