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Understanding Behavior

by Ron Kurtus (updated 16 March 2023)

Behavior is defined as the manner in which people, animals and even plants act in various situations, as well as how they respond to different stimuli. Scientists and behaviorists are able to predict behavior through making observations, performing experiments and then drawing conclusions.

I've always been interested in how and why people behave in the way they do. I've also realized that it is important to be able to understand their behavior. That knowledge allows you to get along with others, advance in your career and succeed in business. Understanding your own behavior, as well as the behavior of animals, is also important and useful.

The purpose of these lessons is to help you gain understanding the basics of Behavior, such that you will become a champion in the subject.

Behavior Contents

Behavior theory

How a Stimulus Results in Behavior

Studying Behavior with Experiments

Studying Behavior with Observations

Types of Behavior Often Studied

Human behavior

Study of Behavior on Candid Camera

Animal behavior

Group Behavior of Flocks and Schools

Simulation of Flocking Behavior - computer simulation

Observing Rat Behavior

Observing Squirrel Behavior

Squirrel Defense Mechanisms

Behavior of Parrots and other Hookbills

Why Dogs Love to Roll in Smelly Stuff

Animal cultures

Cultures in Animal Groups

Baboon Troop Changes Its Culture

Zoo Penguins Change Behavior and Culture

Science Projects and Experiments

Determine Reasons Students Get Poor Grades


Behavior Resources

Survey results

See results of survey questions

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