Ch 6: The Behavioral/Learning Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Behavioral/Learning Model chapter of this Abnormal Psychology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the behavioral/learning model of abnormal behavior. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of the behavioral/learning model.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering abnormal psychology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn about abnormal psychology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the relationship between conditioning and abnormal functioning
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning psychology (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about the behavioral/learning model of abnormal behavior
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra psychology learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Behavioral/Learning Model of Abnormal Behavior chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Behavioral/Learning Model of Abnormal Behavior chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any behavioral/learning model question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a behavioral/learning model unit of a standard abnormal psychology course. Topics covered include:

  • Classical conditioning
  • Operant conditioning
  • Shaping processes
  • Scheduling reinforcement
  • Observational learning and insight
  • Biological limits to conditioning
  • Social cognitive perspectives
  • Common behavioral treatments
  • Pros and cons of the behavioral/learning model

15 Lessons in Chapter 6: The Behavioral/Learning Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Behavioral Model and Abnormal Functioning

1. The Behavioral Model and Abnormal Functioning

What causes mental illness? Why do some people have psychological problems, while others don't? In this lesson, we'll look at one theory of abnormal psychology, the behavioral model.

Classical Conditioning in Psychology: Definition, Principles & Examples

2. Classical Conditioning in Psychology: Definition, Principles & Examples

Can you be conditioned to associate something new with something else you naturally respond to? In this lesson, we'll take a look at a famous psychological experiment that tested how brains have the ability to automatically react to new stimuli if it's conditioned correctly.

Psychologist John Watson & the Little Albert Experiment

3. Psychologist John Watson & the Little Albert Experiment

Does classical conditioning work on humans? In this lesson, you'll explore this question as poor Little Albert is taught to fear a rat. You'll also see how classical conditioning can be used in advertising.

Operant Conditioning in Psychology: Definition, Theory & Examples

4. Operant Conditioning in Psychology: Definition, Theory & Examples

How do we adapt our behaviors to our advantage? Can we learn from punishment and reward? With operant conditioning, our behaviors are shaped based off the responses we get from them.

What is Shaping in Psychology? - Definition & Examples

5. What is Shaping in Psychology? - Definition & Examples

How can teachers shape the behavior of their students? In this lesson, you'll not only discover how a pigeon learned how to bowl, but you'll also study the steps required to shape complex acts into continuous behaviors.

Schedules of Reinforcement in Psychology: Continuous & Partial

6. Schedules of Reinforcement in Psychology: Continuous & Partial

Have you ever wondered how our behavior is conditioned? How does the timing of rewards affect our behavior and our learning? In this lesson, we'll take a close look at how reinforcement scheduling can influence how fast we learn a behavior and how well the behavior is maintained.

What is the Prisoner's Dilemma? - Albert Tucker & Game Theory

7. What is the Prisoner's Dilemma? - Albert Tucker & Game Theory

Do you make decisions based on your own self- interest? In this lesson, we'll take a look at the famous 'prisoner's dilemma' game to see if individuals, when faced with a competitive or cooperative decision, will choose selfish or selfless outcomes.

Observational vs. Insight Learning: Albert Bandura & Wolfgang Kohler

8. Observational vs. Insight Learning: Albert Bandura & Wolfgang Kohler

Do you learn through observation or through sudden understanding? In this lesson, we'll take a look at two different methods of learning, which can affect your behavior and problem-solving ability.

Biological Limits on Conditioning: Taste Aversion, the Garcia Effect & Instincts

9. Biological Limits on Conditioning: Taste Aversion, the Garcia Effect & Instincts

How can biological influences affect conditioning? Have you ever had food poisoning? In this lesson, you'll see how natural responses can accelerate or hinder conditioning.

Social Cognitive Perspective: Definition & Experiment

10. Social Cognitive Perspective: Definition & Experiment

In this lesson, you will learn how the social cognitive perspective helps psychologists study personality by combining the interactions of traits, thoughts, and environment.

Common Behavioral Treatments: Classical Conditioning and Desensitization

11. Common Behavioral Treatments: Classical Conditioning and Desensitization

When someone is suffering from a psychological disorder, they have many options as far as treatment goes. In this lesson, we'll look at aspects of behavioral therapy, including conditioning, counterconditioning, and desensitization.

Assessing the Behavioral/Learning Model in Psychotherapy

12. Assessing the Behavioral/Learning Model in Psychotherapy

Behavioral therapy is a popular way to treat certain psychological disorders. But how well does it work? And is it the best choice? In this lesson, we'll explore the strengths and weaknesses of the behavioral model of abnormality.

Dependency Theory in Sociology: Definition & Examples

13. Dependency Theory in Sociology: Definition & Examples

Not all countries have reached the level of industrialization of the United States and Europe. Dependency theory offers an explanation of this phenomenon. Though out of favor with modern scholars, this theory still helps fill in the gaps between competing theories.

Destructive Behaviors: Causes & Overview

14. Destructive Behaviors: Causes & Overview

In this lesson, you will learn about different types of destructive behavior, as well as some of the causes for those behaviors. We will look at lying, stealing, cheating, and violent behavior.

Brain-Based Learning: Theory and Strategies

15. Brain-Based Learning: Theory and Strategies

In this lesson we'll discuss brain-based learning theory and some strategies that teachers can use in the classroom based on the latest research are discussed in this lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
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