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Spatial Processes - Chapter Summary and Learning Objective
If you'd like a better idea of what the study of human spatial behavior entails, this chapter is for you. Let our experienced instructors help you get a handle on the human geography concepts used to examine the motives behind human movement. They'll also help you explore the dispersal of human culture that results from these spatial processes. By the time you finish viewing the video lessons and taking the short, self-assessment quizzes included in this chapter, you should be familiar with the following:
- Types of spatial processes
- Causes of spatial interaction
- The diffusion of folk and popular cultures
|Spatial Processes: Definition & Types||Learn what geographers mean when they refer to spatial processes. Find out how these differ from temporal processes.|
|Behavioral Geography: Human Spatial Behavior||Examine some of the thought and decision-making processes that drive our spatial behavior.|
|Spatial Interaction Through Movement: Causes & Examples||Learn about the different types of geographical movement and the spatial interactions they cause.|
|Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures||Take a look at the diffusion of popular and folk cultures to learn how culture spreads from one region to another.|
1. Spatial Processes: Definition & Types
How did you end up moving to where you live right now? This lesson looks at the processes of geography that helps to explain why certain physical and cultural movement occurs, such as migration and settlement patterns.
2. Behavioral Geography: Human Spatial Behavior
How do you decide whether it's worth traveling somewhere? This lesson focuses on how individuals make decisions related to spatial interactions, such as whether it's too far to travel to a place or not.
3. Spatial Interaction Through Movement: Causes & Examples
In this lesson, you'll consider how geographers examine the flow of products, information, and people. You'll also learn what spatial interaction has to do with you wanting to see your favorite group in concert.
4. Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures
In this lesson, we'll use the examples of viral videos, hip hop, and yoga to explore how culture is diffused and expanded. We'll also look at how the Internet impacts our understanding of popular culture.
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Other chapters within the Geography 101: Human & Cultural Geography course
- Introduction to Human & Cultural Geography
- The Geography of Languages, Religions, and Material Culture
- The Origin and Dispersal of Humans and Culture
- Effects of Population on the Environment
- Domestication of Plants and Animals
- Ethnicity & Geography
- Geography of Land Resources
- Settlement Patterns
- Modern Economic Systems
- Political Geography
- Impacts of Humans on the Environment
- Renewable Resources
- Nonrenewable Resources
- Food and Agriculture
- Studying for Geography 101