behavioral science


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

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the interdisciplinary study of behavior for the purpose of understanding persons as individual and social beings; it involves principally psychology, sociology, and anthropology, but also political science and other social sciences.

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