behavioral science

noun

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

First Known Use of behavioral science

1937


Medical Dictionary

behavioral science

noun

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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