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Spatial Processes in Geography - Chapter Summary
This chapter covers the causes and effects of spatial processes in geography. Let our instructors explain social geography and geographic processes through efficient and engaging video lessons that define key terminology and contextualize crucial information into real world examples. The lessons of this chapter are designed to:
- Define different modes of spatial process and cultural diffusion
- Explain how human behavior affects geographic expansion
- Provide real world examples of causes for spatial expansion
- Demonstrate how patterns of movement create new spatial interactions
Brief, yet engaging video lessons simplify the learning process and make reviewing these concepts fun and efficient. Text transcripts for each lesson highlight key terms for easy reference. Check your knowledge with a quick self-assessment quiz, then take the chapter exam when you're ready to put your total mastery to the test.
1. Spatial Processes: Definition & Types
How did you end up moving to where you live right now? This lesson looks at the processes of geography that helps to explain why certain physical and cultural movement occurs, such as migration and settlement patterns.
2. Behavioral Geography: Human Spatial Behavior
How do you decide whether it's worth traveling somewhere? This lesson focuses on how individuals make decisions related to spatial interactions, such as whether it's too far to travel to a place or not.
3. Spatial Interaction Through Movement: Causes & Examples
In this lesson, you'll consider how geographers examine the flow of products, information, and people. You'll also learn what spatial interaction has to do with you wanting to see your favorite group in concert.
4. Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures
In this lesson, we'll use the examples of viral videos, hip hop, and yoga to explore how culture is diffused and expanded. We'll also look at how the Internet impacts our understanding of popular culture.
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