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Related to behavioural science: Behavioural psychology
the application of scientific methods to the study of the behaviour of organisms
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behavioural science(s)(especially in the US) the science or sciences of human and animal BEHAVIOUR. While sometimes suggested as an appropriate label for the social sciences as a whole (including psychology and political science as well as sociology), the close association of the term with BEHAVIOURISM has meant that there has been no general acceptance of the term, and little, if any, acceptance of it within sociology
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000