behavioral

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adjective be·hav·ior·al \ bi-ˈhā-vyə-rəl , bē- \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of behavioral

1 :of or relating to behavior :pertaining to reactions made in response to social stimuli
  • behavioral problems
  • behavioral similarities
  • Half of all potential guide dogs don't get final clearance because of medical or behavioral issues.
  • —Cassie Kreitner
2 :relating to or concerned with the social, psychological, and emotional factors that affect financial decisions and behavior
  • behavioral economics
  • Behavioral finance … holds that financial man—far from the perfect, mechanical trader depicted in textbooks—is a rather neurotic fellow. He follows the crowd, fails to plan ahead and often makes mistakes.
  • —Roger Lowenstein

behaviorally

play \bi-ˈhā-vyə-rə-lē, bē-\ adverb
    • … gradually came to the conclusion that the wild dogs are physically and behaviorally distinct enough to constitute a uniform breed.
    • —Christine Mlot

First Known Use of behavioral

1919



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