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Behavior

manner of behaving, whether good or bad; mode of conducting one's self; conduct; deportment; carriage; used also of inanimate objects; as, the behavior of a ship in a storm; the behavior of the magnetic needle. A gentleman that is very singular in his behavior. (Steele) to be upon one's good behavior, to be put upon one's good behavior, to be in a state of trial, in which something important depends on propriety of conduct. During good behavior, while (or so long as) one conducts one's self with integrity and fidelity or with propriety.

Synonym: bearing, demeanor, manner.

behavior, conduct. Behavior is the mode in which we have or bear ourselves in the presence of others or toward them; conduct is the mode of our carrying ourselves forward in the concerns of life. Behavior respects our manner of acting in particular cases; conduct refers to the general tenor of our actions. We may say of soldiers, that their conduct had been praiseworthy during the whole campaign, and their behavior admirable in every instance when they met the enemy. Manner of acting or conducting yourself.The action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances; the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments.(behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people.(psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation.


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Re: animal behavior

Songbirds sing intricate songs for mate attraction and territorial defense, which they learn early in life Source: http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/the-development-of-birdsong-16133266

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by Gannet
Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:55 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: animal behavior
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Re: Instinctive Behavior and Innate Ideas

I just had a thought that maybe instinctive behavior could be simply a series of stimulus and responses where the response of one is the stimulus for the next and so on until the last response is reached. Could this be a viable model for instinctive ...

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Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:47 pm
 
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Instinctive Behavior and Innate Ideas

... adaptation affecting genes which changes a species physiology (which includes the nervous system). I challenge the concept of the following behaviors being instinctive (unconditional response) and provide why I think they are learned (conditional response): antipredation behavior - by observing ...

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Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:22 pm
 
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Topic: Instinctive Behavior and Innate Ideas
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... adaptation affecting genes which changes a species physiology (which includes the nervous system). I challenge the concept of the following behaviors being instinctive and provide why I think they are learned: antipredation behavior - by observing the reactions of others of its species to ...

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Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:40 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
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Re: Are predators always smarter than their prey?

... knowledge they learned. Found some more info about this subject at http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/the-diversity-of-behavior-15129167 Animal behavior is also influenced by physiological mechanisms. Chemicals known as corticosteroids often become elevated in individuals ...

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Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:43 am
 
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Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
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