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behaviour

(US), behavior
Psychol
a. the aggregate of all the responses made by an organism in any situation
b. a specific response of a certain organism to a specific stimulus or group of stimuli

behaviour

  1. the alteration, movement or response of any entity, person or system acting within a particular context.
  2. (PSYCHOLOGY) the externally observable response of an animal or human organism to an environmental stimulus (see also BEHAVIOURISM).
An important distinction is often made in sociology between automatic forms of behaviour described in 2 (e.g. jumping up after sitting on a drawing pin) and intended ACTION, where social meanings and purposes are also involved.
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Long gone are the days when we could own dogs and allow them to behave as we want them to, quite simply because that isn't accepted.
Yes, there will be always girls who think its 'cool' to behave like they behave.
To look at this through a Christian lens we might say human beings need to belong to each other in Jesus Christ, to believe in God the Father and to behave well in the power of the Holy Spirit.
There's only so far you can go if they really kick off, you pull in and say 'until you behave yourself we won't pull off'.
When I was younger my parents taught me to be seen and not heard, to respect my elders and behave when out in public .
These people are so uneducated because the only goats that they have ever met have been poorly trained and were not taught how to behave.
Their study provides a glimpse of how the nanotubes might behave if released into a waterway.
Hence, his book is full of insights that help explain why Pyongyang behaves as it does--and possible clues to how to make it behave better.
Christ would not vote for Barack Obama because Barack Obama has voted to behave in a way that it is inconceivable for Christ to have behaved.
He was directed to a certain location to see if he behaved properly, and he did not behave as a police officer should.
They are behaving just like the cell phone companies described above, or like the general public wanted Amtrak to behave circa 1970.
Ronaldo said: "I've seen Piterman pictured naked on the cover of a weekly magazine in Spain, so he should not give people lessons about how to behave.