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behavioral sciences

Pronunciation: bē-hāv′yōr-ăl sī′ents-ez

Definition: A collective term for those disciplines or branches of science, such as psychology, sociology, and anthropology, which derive their theories, concepts, and approaches from the observation and study of the behavior of living organisms.

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