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behavioral science

noun
1.
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
1955-1960
1955-60
Related forms
behavioral scientist, noun
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  • Candidates must have a terminal degree in a relevant social or behavioral science discipline.
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  • Experts in behavioral science say the answer depends on how you define addiction.
  • Many researchers, even those in behavioral science, know little or nothing of the idea.
  • In my view behavioral science describes an extremely large and important part of the modern picture.
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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.
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