|Full Title (includes all individual Programs)|
|Streaming License includes all individual programs listed below, as well as downloadable supplemental files.||BHS||$175.00/yr|
|Origins of Behavioral Science|
Program 1: Origins of Behavioral Science begins with an overview of behavioral science’s most significant founders – Sigmund Freud, Charles Darwin, Ivan Pavlov, John B. Watson, and B.F. Skinner. It also provides and overview of the four grand scientific theories of human and animal behavior.
|Scientific Tools of Behavioral Science|
Program 2: Scientific Tools of Behavioral Science introduces the scientific tools of behavioral science, such as the scientific method, statistical analysis, and randomized trials. B.F. Skinner’s theory of operant conditioning is also looked at, and a historical view of the great nature versus nurture debate is presented.
|Evolutionary Behavioral Science|
The role that evolution and genetics play in determining human traits and behavior is pivotal. Program 3: Evolutionary Behavioral Science examines the impact of biological evolution and the principle of natural selection, ultimate and proximate causation, and the importance of genetics in evolution, which led to the great diversity of life on Earth.
|Development, Learning, Memory|
The scientific, multi-disciplinary approach to development, learning, and memory is perhaps the most exciting frontier of Behavioral Science. Program 4: Development, Learning, and Memory starts with two important developmental theorists – Jean Piaget with his work on cognitive child development, and Lev Vygotsky, the founder of Cultural-Historical Psychology. Then brain development and neuroplasticity are taken up.
Program 5: Social Behavior looks at how humans interact with one another, work together to accomplish great marvels and how antisocial aggressive behavior is learned in families. Behavioral economics and how prosocial behavior and altruism have challenged many assumptions of classical economics and the rational economic actor is also examined.
|Abnormal Behavior and Mental Illness|
The revolution in neuroscience is bringing a whole new approach to the scientific understanding of abnormal behavior. Program 6: Abnormal Behavior and Mental Illness sheds light on what behavior is considered normal or abnormal, and looks at mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and autism.
|Applied Behavioral Science|
Behavioral science can be applied to the many problems of society to provide programs, preventions, and procedures to improve the welfare of human beings. Program 7: Applied Behavioral Science concludes the series by showing the success stories of behavioral science, such as operant conditioning in education, its revolutionary influence on understanding drug and alcohol addiction, and creating the conditions for the positive growth and development of a child.