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Ch 7: TASC Science: Social Interactions & Group Behavior

About This Chapter

Discover how group behavior and social interactions relate to science. The lessons will explain these methods of communication in engaging ways so you'll know how to answer related questions on the TASC Science test.

TASC Science: Social Interaction & Group Behavior - Chapter Summary

These short video lessons offer in-depth information on social, learned and innate behavior. Comprehension of these methods of conduct will get you ready for possible questions on the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) exam. The topics covered in this chapter include:

  • Types and examples of innate behavior
  • Learned behavior, such as habituation, imprinting and conditioning
  • Benefit of kin selection and altruism in social behavior
  • Behaviors such as dominance hierarchies, agnostic and territoriality
  • The individual fitness vs. social system connection

The lessons provide examples of the types of behavior prevalent in society. Instructors explain the information in fun and engaging ways. Grasping the meaning and application of these social behaviors can benefit you when taking the TASC Science test.

Objectives of the TASC Science: Social Interaction & Group Behavior Chapter

The TASC Science test includes three content areas. Material related to social interaction and group behavior is in the life sciences section, which is 36% of the test score. You may experience 2-5 questions from this topic.

The TASC Science test is 85-90 minutes long. If you're taking the test via computer, there are 48 multiple-choice questions and 1 technology-enhanced item, otherwise the paper version includes 49 multiple-choice questions. Both formats include 8 stimuli questions and a constructed-response item as well.

Some of the test preparation tools available in this chapter are the ability to take self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson and jump to main points by clicking on video tags.

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