social behavior


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social behavior

[′sō·shəl bi′hā·vyər]
(zoology)
Any behavior on the part of an organism stimulated by, or acting upon, another member of the same species.
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Genes that foster social behavior play key roles in keeping cheating cells under control, report Queller and his coworkers in the Oct.
Her investigations suggest that it activates genes that contribute to virulence as well as to swarming, biofilm formation, and some other social behaviors.
In addition, verbal and physical cueing can often prompt the student to the more appropriate social behavior.
Cognitive strategies are often introduced to treatment as the child becomes more able to use cognitive and memory skills needed to self-monitor and self-modify social behavior.
In the April 2003 Current Anthropology, Perry, Manson, and their colleagues published their analysis of the monkeys' social behaviors.
Prior observations of squirrel monkeys in Costa Rica and Peru, conducted by Boinski and others, fit well with a popular model of primate social behavior.
New findings now support a controversial version of that model stating that different social behaviors in groups of a social species, such as ants, living close together may also give rise to new species.

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