Have you ever wondered why we prefer doing certain things while avoid others?
Why do we develop these preferences?
Behavioral psychology or behaviorism is the scientific study and analysis of our behaviors.
According to behavioral psychology all our behaviors are shaped through our interactions with our environment. We learn what behaviors wield positive and negative outcomes and we respond accordingly. Less focus is placed on the role of internal processes, such as emotions and thinking, on motivating behavior.
This is one of the major benefits that behaviorism offers, because it allows us to study observable behaviors in a systematic manner. By doing so we learn how to predict how the behavior will change if we change the environment. By extension apart from predicting we can also control behavior.
Since it emerged in the early 20th century it has become a significant force in psychology, with applications on education, psychotherapy and marketing, among others.
In this course we will explore how we learn to adopt behaviors, why we react and behave in certain ways, we will discover patterns in our actions.
Everything you will learn in this course will help you predict how humans behave, it will help you shape future behavior, and build better habits.
You will also better understand your own behavior and take measures to improve it. In this course will learn about self-control and its importance, as well as strategies that you can adopt to improve your self-control skills.
We will also explore how the individual behavior is constructed as part of a larger social scheme.
Understanding behavioral psychology is imperative because it allows you to better understand why others react and behave in certain ways, and it will make it easier for you to directly influence their behaviors.
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