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  1. Social behavior

    In physiology and sociology, social behavior is behavior directed towards society, or taking place between, members of the same species. Behavior such as predation which involves members of different species is not social. While many social behaviors are communication communication between members of different species is not social behavior. The umbrella term behavioral sciences is used to refer to sciences that study behaviorality disturbance in general. In sociology, "behavior" itself means an animal-like activity devoid of social meaning or social context, in contrast to "social behavior" which has both. In a sociological hierarchy, social behavior is followed by social actions, which is directed at other people and is designed to induce a response. Further along this ascending scale are social interaction and social relation. In conclusion, social behavior is a process of communicating. Among specific social behaviors are regarded, e.g., aggression, altruism, scapegoating and shyness. 'Monosociality' describes social relations with the same sex of a nonsexual nature. 'Bisociality' describes social relations with both the same and opposite sexes, also of a nonsexual nature. Social behavior is not something needed in everyday life.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Social Behavior

    Any behavior caused by or affecting another individual, usually of the same species.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of social behavior in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of social behavior in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Urs Eiholzer:

    Regular physical activity is crucial for children, it benefits perception, language, emotional skills, social behavior, in short intellectual development. Children with good motor skills can move around with greater precision, reducing the risk of accidents and developing sporting potential.

  2. Bob Bakker:

    It's important to recognize the distinctions, because this group of critters, the long-neck Apatosaurs, evolved faster than we've been giving them credit for, and they evolved in sectors of anatomy that are really interesting, why would they change their head-neck posture? Why? I suspect part of it might be social behavior, the way they signaled to each other with head flips and chin bobs.

  3. Yolanda Kakabadse:

    I would invest much more in education and awareness. I think that if we knew what the impact of our behavior, the individual and social behavior of different peoples around the world, had on the natural resources, we would be much more careful, much more sustainable in our way of life. http://billmoyers.com/content/earth-debate-special-roundtable-un-summit-sustainable-development-johannesburg/

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