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Biological, Social and Cultural Bases of Learning and Behavior - Chapter Summary
This chapter will cover a wide variety of biological, social and cultural topics related to student learning. Lessons first examine the causes of substance use, abuse and dependence. You'll then learn to recognize some of the signs of child abuse or other traumatic occurrences. The impact of this type of abuse on a child's development is also explored.
In addition to the biological, social and cultural factors behind learning, you'll analyze ethnic, instructional, environmental, experiential and medical influences that may affect learning and behavior. Lessons also analyze how ethnic and linguistic factors can have an effect on language development. The chapter closes with a lesson on the neurological functions of the brain, exploring brain-behavior relationships and executive functions. The chapter provides lessons on the following topics:
- Definition and causes of substance abuse
- Signs, symptoms and impact of child abuse
- Various biological, social and cultural factors that influence behavior and learning
- Various social and cultural factors that influence language development
- Neurological functions of the brain
Our short video lessons provide easy and interactive learning led by an experienced instructor. Lesson transcripts are offered if you wish to read through the chapter, and self-assessment quizzes allow you to test your knowledge. Video tags are located throughout and can be used to skip to main points in the video lesson.
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