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Ch 5: Psychological Perspectives of Human Behavior

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This chapter on the psychological perspectives of human behavior is designed by professional instructors to help you finish your homework or catch up in class. You'll find video lessons and multiple-choice quizzes here you can access 24 hours a day on any computer or mobile device.

Psychological Perspectives of Human Behavior - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, we've provided engaging video lessons covering the psychological perspectives of human behavior. Just a few of the subjects covered here include cognitive psychology, the developmental perspective of human behavior and abnormal behavior. Our videos are easy to navigate using the video tabs feature in case you'd rather not watch the video in its entirety. Along with the lessons, we've included self-assessment quizzes you can use to assess your comprehension before moving on. You're welcome to submit any questions you have to one of our instructors through the Dashboard. After finishing these videos, you should be able to:

  • Provide an explanation for human behavior
  • Give an overview of social psychology and its perspectives
  • Outline the theories associated with cognitive psychology
  • Explain the developmental perspective of human behavior
  • Define the biological influences on behavior, including environment and genetics
  • Understand the causes and criteria of abnormal behavior

6 Lessons in Chapter 5: Psychological Perspectives of Human Behavior
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What is Human Behavior? - Definition & Explanation

1. What is Human Behavior? - Definition & Explanation

What does your behavior say about you? And how are behaviors shaped, anyway? Read on to learn about human behavior and conditioning. Then, test your knowledge with a post-lesson quiz.

Overview of Social Psychology & Its Perspectives

2. Overview of Social Psychology & Its Perspectives

In this lesson, you will explore the subfield of psychology called social psychology and examine the goals and methods of research. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

What is Cognitive Psychology? - Definition & Theories

3. What is Cognitive Psychology? - Definition & Theories

Cognitive psychology focuses on the way people process information. In this lesson, you will gain an overview of the field of cognitive psychology and learn about prominent theories. You can test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.

Developmental Perspective: Definition & Explanation

4. Developmental Perspective: Definition & Explanation

How do we change throughout our lives? In this lesson, you will discover some of the cognitive and social changes we experience as we develop across the lifespan.

Biological Influences on Human Behavior: Genetics & Environment

5. Biological Influences on Human Behavior: Genetics & Environment

Humans are a product of both our genetic makeup and our environmental surroundings. Does one influence our behavior more than the other? It can be difficult to tell, but there are ways that scientists can better understand why we do the things we do.

The Psychology of Abnormal Behavior: Understanding the Criteria & Causes of Abnormal Behavior

6. The Psychology of Abnormal Behavior: Understanding the Criteria & Causes of Abnormal Behavior

What is abnormal behavior? In this lesson, we will look at how psychologists define abnormality, the criteria they use to identify it, and some common causes of abnormal behavior.

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