Behavior Definitions | Webster University

Behavior Definitions

Distressed Behavior

Students who may be emotionally troubled and/or affected by situational stressors and traumatic event(s).

Disturbed Behavior

Students who may be behaviorally disruptive, acting in an unusual or bizarre fashion, may be destructive and harmful to self or others, and may be abusing substances.

Dysregulated Behavior

Students may be suicidal, para-suicidal (extreme cutting, eating disordered), engaging in risk-taking behaviors (e.g. substance abuse), may be hostile, aggressive, relationally abusive, and may be deficient in skills that regulate emotion, cognition, self, behavior, and relationships.