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Ch 6: Impact of Society on Human Behavior

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Watch these video lessons to get a comprehensive review of the sociological theories used to explain human behavior. Social development, group norms and behavioral genetics are just some of the topics covered in this chapter.

Impact of Society on Human Behavior - Chapter Summary

Whether you need to review different types of social environments or would like to take another look at the social exchange theory, this chapter is for you. Our short videos can help you re-examine the factors influencing our interpersonal relationships through lessons on such topics as:

  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Social exchange theory
  • Group norms and behaviors
  • Behavior genetics

To help you wade through the various social influences on behavior, we've broken up instruction into short videos lasting around five minutes apiece. Watch them as many times as you'd like and scan the transcripts to quickly identify key terms. When you're ready to see how much you've learned, take the multiple-choice lesson and chapter quizzes.

5 Lessons in Chapter 6: Impact of Society on Human Behavior
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Social & Cognitive Development: Impact on Interpersonal Relationships

1. Social & Cognitive Development: Impact on Interpersonal Relationships

How does association with a group of people impact behavior and learning? Are friendships relevant to understanding the behavior of students in a classroom? This lesson discusses social development by exploring interpersonal relationship functions and types.

Group Behavior in Social Psychology: Definition & Influences

2. Group Behavior in Social Psychology: Definition & Influences

Do individuals behave differently in groups than they would on their own? How do group dynamics affect our decision-making skills? You'll learn about the benefits and potential pitfalls than can come from belonging to a group.

How Types of Group Norms Influence Individual Behavior

3. How Types of Group Norms Influence Individual Behavior

Groups, though made up of individuals, have their own sets of norms. These sets develop as the group grows and interacts and can change a person's behavior that might be new to the group. Here we review types of norms present in groups and their potential impact on an individual's behavior.

Types of Studies in Behavioral Genetics: Twin, Family & Adoption

4. Types of Studies in Behavioral Genetics: Twin, Family & Adoption

Are you destined to inherit your mother's penchant for collecting old postcards or your father's constant worry that something bad is about to happen? Find out with this lesson, which delves into the world of genetic and environmental behaviors and personality traits.

Social Exchange Theory in Relationships: Definition, Examples & Predictions

5. Social Exchange Theory in Relationships: Definition, Examples & Predictions

In this lesson, we define and discuss social exchange theory and what it predicts about romantic relationships. We also define and discuss the theory's three components: cost-benefit analysis, comparison level, and comparison level of alternatives.

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