Define research in behavioral sciences.

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Beginning with the studies of Frederick Winslow Taylor, behavioral science has become important in the study of group satisfaction, worker productivity, and generalized self and social satisfaction.

Research in behavioral sciences focuses upon two different types: informational and relational sciences. Informational sciences allows researchers to analyze, collect, and classify information processing. Relational sciences examines communication, relationships, and interactions between individuals (both human and animal).

Therefore, any research conducted in the behavioral sciences essentially examines how and why organisms interact and what is brought about from the information they share. Research of this type assists in the psychology of media, consumer mentality, behaviors associated with organization, and functioning of the individual within a society or environment.