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Behavioral activity

Name: Behavioral activity
Description: Behavior; the actions or reactions of an object or organism, usually in relation to the environment or surrounding world of stimuli. (NCI)

Conceptually broad term referring to any or all aspects of human or animal behavior. Use a more specific term if possible. (PSY)
The conscious tendency to act, usually an aspect of mental process. (NCI)
The observable response a person makes to any situation. (MSH)
The specific actions or reactions of an organism in response to external or internal stimuli. Patterned activity of a whole organism in a manner dependent upon some combination of that organism's internal state and external conditions. (ISBN 0395448956, WB:ems) (GO)

human or animal activity studied in terms of motivation, direction, result, emotion, perception, or etiology. (CSP)
Synonym(s): Behavior
Super-category: Disposition
URL: UMLS
Id: birnlex_1827
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Created6 March 2007  +
CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefiningCitationUMLS  +
DefinitionBehavior; the actions or reactions of an o Behavior; the actions or reactions of an object or organism, usually in relation to the environment or surrounding world of stimuli. (NCI)

Conceptually broad term referring to any or all aspects of human or animal behavior. Use a more specific term if possible. (PSY)
The conscious tendency to act, usually an aspect of mental process. (NCI)
The observable response a person makes to any situation. (MSH)
The specific actions or reactions of an organism in response to external or internal stimuli. Patterned activity of a whole organism in a manner dependent upon some combination of that organism's internal state and external conditions. (ISBN 0395448956, WB:ems) (GO)

human or animal activity studied in terms of motivation, direction, result, emotion, perception, or etiology. (CSP)
t, emotion, perception, or etiology. (CSP)
EditorialNoteThis seems a bit contrived but appears to This seems a bit contrived but appears to be an appropriate way to classify the sub-classes of behavioral activity derived from this class. These certainly are dispositions inhering in the entity performing the activity. There are also many behavioral activities where it really is a non-sequetor to call them behavioral functions - e.g., 'smoking' is certainly a behavior, but it really makes little sense to represent a 'smoking function' and underlying 'smoking process.' Describing behavior as an activity to which an entity is disposed makes it possible to represent very complex behaviors for which the corresponding behavioral function(s) and underlying process(es) are not yet characterized. Note also that one can describe the activity without proscribing the associated function and underlying process - e.g., ants and humans can both be said to be disposed toward expressing 'locomotive behavior', and, yet, the associated 'locomotor function' and underlying 'locomotor process' in each organism is very different. Note also that behavior in general is not restricted to organic 'living' entities but can also be expressed by 'non-living' entities such as the old 'bobbing bird' toy or an automatic loom. Specific entities may have specific dispositions for expressing certain sets of behavioral activities (BB:2007-03-05). of behavioral activities (BB:2007-03-05).
Idbirnlex_1827  +
LabelBehavioral activity  +
ModifiedDate16 July 2011  +
SuperCategoryDisposition  +
SynonymBehavior  +
UmlscuiC0004927  +