Psychology - Biology and Behaviour - Revised 2018
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This psychology course being by covering the classical conditioning theory, also known as the respondent or Pavlovian conditioning theory. You will learn about the ethical issues in conditioning human behaviour, along with the key terms and the main elements in this principle. The course will then cover the operant conditioning theory, which overviews the practice of learning and punishment. Through these lessons, you will become familiar with the essential topics of learning theory, learning by insight, and learning set.
Next, you will study topics related to the states of consciousness. These will include waking consciousness and its characteristics, controlled and automatic processes, and the patterns of the four stages of sleep including their characteristics, dream types, and the effects of sleep deprivation. You will also learn about daydreaming, pain, and the purpose of sleep. Bringing this all together, you will then learn about the biological basis for behaviour, stress, and the relationship between stress and diseases.
This free online psychology course is designed to make it much easier for you to grasp the fundamentals of psychology. The lessons in this course will be an excellent complement to face-to-face classes, and will help you to discuss the biological basis of behaviour, the most important types of stress, and the relationship between stress and diseases with your peers. So, check out the course and start bringing your psychology knowledge to the next level.
Module 1: Conditioning and Learning
Conditioning and Learning - Learning Outcomes
Conditioning and Learning - Lesson Summary
Module 2: Consciousness and Behaviour
Consciousness and Behaviour - Learning Outcomes
States of Consciousness
The Biological Basis for Behaviour
Consciousness and Behaviour - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course you will be able to;
- Define key terms related to classical conditioning
- Define key terms related to operant conditioning
- Discuss the differences between classical conditioning and operant conditioning
- List the potential side effects of punishment
- Discuss learning by insight
- Define the terms related to sleep research
- Discuss the characteristics of sleep stages
- Discuss the different states of consciousness
- Define the functions of the brain’s hemispheres and lobes
- Define the functions of the spinal cord
- Discuss the effects of stress on the body
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