Behavior: Definition & Explanation


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Which of the following would NOT usually be classified as a behavior?

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1. Which of the following is a behavioral response to hunger?

2. Which of the following is unlikely to modify a lab rat's behavior?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Human behavior provides another means of interacting and communicating with the world. This quiz and corresponding worksheet will test your understanding of the characteristics of behavior and behavioral responses. You will need to know what a behavior is and how psychologists study behavioral responses and behavior modification.

Quiz &Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be tested on:

  • Classifications of behavior
  • Behavior modification
  • Behaviorists' views about studying behavior

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will test these skills:

  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to be able to answer questions about behavior modification
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you have about the characteristics of behavior
  • Interpreting information- ensure that you can read information about the role of behavior responses in behavior modification and interpret that information correctly.

Additional Learning

Review the corresponding lesson on behavior to learn more. This lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Define behavior
  • Understand B.F. Skinner's Skinner Box experiment and its role in behavior modification
  • Learn about human social norms and behavior regulation
  • Know how the study of behavior has progressed today