The study of the causes of behaviour as a result of individual differences, experience and environment, and the modification of that behaviour. The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of human development, behaviour and interaction, and the techniques and procedures of research design and analysis.
Behavioural Science develops skills in:
- conducting research into human behaviour at the individual and group level using a variety of social research methods
- constructing, administering and interpreting tests to understand human behaviour
- planning and implementing individual and group programs to modify human behaviour.
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics