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Pour commencer votre recherche, cliquez sur la première lettre du mot voulu dans l'alphabet ci-dessous.

behaviour, behavioural, behaviourism

In such words as behaviour, Canadians generally prefer the British ending -our to the American variant -or.

  • Market research provides statistics on consumer behaviour.

However, the u may be retained or dropped in the following terms derived from behaviour: behavio(u)ral, behavio(u)rism and behavio(u)rist.

  • Professor Martin discussed the differences between psychoanalytical and behavioural (or behavioral) analyses.
  • The study of behaviourism (or behaviorism) focusses on observable behaviours.
  • B.F. Skinner, the behaviourist (or behaviorist), was known for measuring rates of response.