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Ch 6: The Behavioral/Learning Model of Abnormal Behavior: Tutoring Solution

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The Behavioral/Learning Model of Abnormal Behavior chapter of this Abnormal Psychology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about the behavioral/learning model of abnormal behavior. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the vocabulary and concepts related to the behavioral/learning model required in a typical abnormal psychology course.

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand how the behavioral model explains abnormal functioning.
  • Describe how the brain can be conditioned to give a predictable response to a particular stimulus.
  • Take a look at Watson's famous classical conditioning study on Little Albert.
  • Explain how operant conditioning uses reward and punishment to affect behavior.
  • Learn what shaping is and how it can mold behavior.
  • Discuss the impact of scheduling reinforcement on behavior.
  • Examine the famous prisoner's dilemma, and understand what a person's choices in this game say about him or her.
  • Differentiate between the observation and insight methods of problem solving.
  • Become familiar with the biological limits on conditioning.
  • Explain how humans learn in different types of social contexts.
  • Explore some of the common types of behavioral treatments.
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of the behavioral/learning model.

16 Lessons in Chapter 6: The Behavioral/Learning Model of Abnormal Behavior: Tutoring Solution
The Behavioral Model and Abnormal Functioning

1. The Behavioral Model and Abnormal Functioning

What causes mental illness? Why do some people have psychological problems, while others don't? In this lesson, we'll look at one theory of abnormal psychology, the behavioral model.

Classical Conditioning

2. Classical Conditioning

Can you be conditioned to associate something new with something else you naturally respond to? In this lesson, we'll take a look at a famous psychological experiment that tested how brains have the ability to automatically react to new stimuli if it's conditioned correctly.

Watson and Little Albert

3. Watson and Little Albert

Does classical conditioning work on humans? In this lesson, you'll explore this question as poor Little Albert is taught to fear a rat. You'll also see how classical conditioning can be used in advertising.

Operant Conditioning

4. Operant Conditioning

How do we adapt our behaviors to our advantage? Can we learn from punishment and reward? With operant conditioning, our behaviors are shaped based off the responses we get from them.

Shaping

5. Shaping

How can teachers shape the behavior of their students? In this lesson, you'll not only discover how a pigeon learned how to bowl, but you'll also study the steps required to shape complex acts into continuous behaviors.

Scheduling Reinforcement

6. Scheduling Reinforcement

Have you ever wondered how our behavior is conditioned? How does the timing of rewards affect our behavior and our learning? In this lesson, we'll take a close look at how reinforcement scheduling can influence how fast we learn a behavior and how well the behavior is maintained.

Prisoner's Dilemma

7. Prisoner's Dilemma

Do you make decisions based on your own self- interest? In this lesson, we'll take a look at the famous 'prisoner's dilemma' game to see if individuals, when faced with a competitive or cooperative decision, will choose selfish or selfless outcomes.

Observation and Insight

8. Observation and Insight

Do you learn through observation or through sudden understanding? In this lesson, we'll take a look at two different methods of learning, which can affect your behavior and problem-solving ability.

Biological Limits on Conditioning

9. Biological Limits on Conditioning

How can biological influences affect conditioning? Have you ever had food poisoning? In this lesson, you'll see how natural responses can accelerate or hinder conditioning.

Social Cognitive Perspective: Definition & Experiment

10. Social Cognitive Perspective: Definition & Experiment

In this lesson, you will learn how the social cognitive perspective helps psychologists study personality by combining the interactions of traits, thoughts, and environment.

Common Behavioral Treatments: Classical Conditioning and Desensitization

11. Common Behavioral Treatments: Classical Conditioning and Desensitization

When someone is suffering from a psychological disorder, they have many options as far as treatment goes. In this lesson, we'll look at aspects of behavioral therapy, including conditioning, counterconditioning, and desensitization.

Assessing the Behavioral/Learning Model in Psychotherapy

12. Assessing the Behavioral/Learning Model in Psychotherapy

Behavioral therapy is a popular way to treat certain psychological disorders. But how well does it work? And is it the best choice? In this lesson, we'll explore the strengths and weaknesses of the behavioral model of abnormality.

What Is a Behavioral Assessment? - Definition, Tools & Example

13. What Is a Behavioral Assessment? - Definition, Tools & Example

Behavioral assessment is used to observe, describe, explain and predict behavior. This lesson explains the process and application of behavioral assessment and tests your understanding with a brief quiz.

Hoarding: Meaning & Causes

14. Hoarding: Meaning & Causes

In a clinical context, hoarding is a symptom of a larger mental health issue and if not addressed it can become a risk to a person's physical health and safety. Through this lesson, you will learn how to define hoarding and gain insight into its causes and treatments.

Video Game Addiction: Treatment, Symptoms & Statistics

15. Video Game Addiction: Treatment, Symptoms & Statistics

People can become addicted to substances such as alcohol or drugs as well gambling and playing video games. What is video game addiction and how prevalent is it? This lesson outlines video game addiction's treatment, symptoms, and statistics.

Why Are Yawns Contagious?

16. Why Are Yawns Contagious?

In this science experiment, we will take a look at yawning and how seeing someone yawn can make you want to do the same. The purpose of this experiment is to answer the question, ''Why are yawns contagious?''

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