behavioral science


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behavioral science

n.
A scientific discipline, such as sociology, anthropology, or psychology, in which the actions and reactions of humans and animals are studied through observational and experimental methods.

behavioral scientist n.

behav′ioral sci′ence


n.
a science or branch of learning, as psychology or sociology, that derives its concepts from observation of the behavior of living organisms.
[1955–60]
behav′ioral sci′entist, n.

behavioral science

1. Any of various scientific disciplines, including sociology and anthropology, that involve observing the actions of human beings.
2. Any scientific discipline in which the behavior of people or animals is studied, such as sociology or psychology.
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In his work with the Behavioral Science Committee, Miller hoped to build on previous efforts at establishing integrative programmes in social science research, particularly empirical approaches.
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