Psychology, Biology and Behavior Free Online Course | Alison

Biology and Behaviour in Psychology

Gain a good understanding of biology and human behaviour

Free Course
Gain a good understanding of biology and human behaviour
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    3-4 Hours
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This learning course introduces the learner to the basic principles of Psychology from both a behavioural and biological perspective. The topics include classical and operant conditioning, the brain and the nervous system, stress and states of consciousness. All Alison graduates are entitled to certification. This free Psychology course is an excellent complement to face-to-face classes and as a study guide or for those who would like to familiarise themselves with the fundamentals of Psychology.

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States of consciousness


The biological basis for behaviour

Classical conditioning

Learning theory

Operant conditioning


Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will gain a good knowledge of classical and operant conditioning. You will be more familiar with different concepts of learning theory and states of consciousness. You will be able to identify the biological basis of behaviour. This course will help you understand types of stress and the relationship between stress and disease.


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