Psychology & Psychiatry

Is my child being too clingy, and how can I help?

Many parents complain of difficulties in managing clingy children—whether it's a baby who cries every time the parent is out of sight, a toddler who clings to their parent's legs at social events, or a primary school kid ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Where to draw the line between mental health and illness?

Accoording a recent study, schizophrenia is considered an illness by nearly all Finns, while grief and homosexuality are not. On the other hand, opinions vary greatly on whether alcoholism, work exhaustion, drug addiction ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Want to become a better person? Travelling more might be the answer

Travelling offers new experiences and can open people's minds. It allows you to get out of your daily groove –- of work, commuting, housework and cooking – to think about the things that really matter and enjoy some quality ...

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Social behavior

In biology, psychology and sociology social behavior is behavior directed towards society, or taking place between, members of the same species. Behavior such as predation which involves members of different species is not social. While many social behaviors are communication (provoke a response, or change in behavior, without acting directly on the receiver) communication between members of different species is not social behavior.

In sociology, "behavior" itself means an animal-like activity devoid of social meaning or social context, in contrast to "social behavior" which has both. In a sociological hierarchy, social behavior is followed by social action, which is directed at other people and is designed to induce a response. Further along this ascending scale are social interaction and social relation. In conclusion, social behavior is a process of communicating.

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