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Ch 8: Spatial Processes

About This Chapter

Watch online video lessons to learn about spatial interaction, cultural diffusion, behavioral geography and more. Each lesson is accompanied by a short quiz to help check your understanding of these human geography topics.

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

Video Objectives
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.

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