behavioral science

noun
|Updated on: 5 Jul 2018

Definition of behavioral science

: a branch of science (such as psychology, sociology, or anthropology) that deals primarily with human action and often seeks to generalize about human behavior in society

behavioral scientist

noun

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First Known Use of behavioral science

1937

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behavioral science

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medical Definition of behavioral science

: a science (as psychology, sociology, or anthropology) that deals with human action and seeks to generalize about human behavior in society

behavioral scientist

noun

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