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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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