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The Science of Healthy Behaviors

introduces middle school students to the scientific study of behavior. Lessons focus on defining "behavior," what influences it, surveys, and behavioral specialists in health care settings. In role-playing activities as behavioral therapists, students investigate the influences and consequences of behaviors. They also learn how science provides evidence that can be used to understand and treat human disease. (National Institutes of Health)

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Interesting Fact:

Behavior is any activity an organism or group engages in, and it can be innate or learned. Behavior is studied by behavioral and social scientists. Scientists use a variety of tools to study behavior, including observation and animal models. Some studies occur in the laboratory, while others take place in natural settings. Some studies examine behavior in individuals, while others collect information about the behavior of groups.
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