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behavioral science

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science studying how people act academic disciplines such as sociology and psychology that relate to the study of the way in which humans conduct themselves. In the field of management, the behavioral sciences are used to study the behavior of organizations.

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    The (Mis)behavior of Markets explains what a fractal view of the world of finance would look like, based on applying Mandelbrot’s theory of fractal geometry to equity prices and their movements. Also integrating economics and chaos theory, it considers the failings of modern financial theory

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Definitions of ’behavioral science’ and meaning of ’behavioral science’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’behavioral science’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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