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Behavioral measures refers to overt actions and reactions that are observed and recorded, exclusive of self -reported behavior.

Behavioral Medicine refers to the application of principles of behavior therapy to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment , and rehabilitation of medical disorders; applies to such areas as stress prevention and reduction, pediatric and adult patient management and compliance, pain control, and life-style modification. Biofeedback, relaxation training , behavior therapy, and hypnosis are important modalities.

Behavioral model refers to the explanation of human behavior, including dysfunction, based on principles of learning and Adaptation derived from experimental psychology .

Behavioral modeling refers to learning how to behave by fashioning one's behavior after that of others.

Behavioral observation refers to a behavioral method of Assessment in which the Clinician observes the person (client) and records the frequency of specific behaviors along with any

Behavioral observation scales refers to a method of performance Appraisal in which supervisors rate the frequency of observed behaviors.

Behavioral observation scales is also known

Behavioral oscillation is a concept based on Hull’s recognition that the potential of a situation to elicit a response is not fixed but varies or "oscillates" around a central point. Therefore, behavior is never completely predictable. Oscillates means to swing back and forth with a steady, uninterrupted rhythm; swing from side to side regularly.

Behavioral pediatrics refers to the application of cognitive and/or behavioral techniques to problems encountered by children in medical settings, like preparing for medical procedures, managing pain, complying with treatment regimens, and others.