| Behavior Patterns: a. A set of observable recurrent actions in a given situation, as in actions people use to learn to ride a bicycle or play a guitar. b. Each consists of a beginning (an antecedent), a middle (an observable action), and an end (a consequence that makes it more or less likely that the conduct will occur again). c. The subject of management by social institutions such as education, economics, and families by their formal organizations such as schools, stock markets, and marriages through practices, for example, of teachers, financial analysts, and parents.
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