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Behavioral Science

Behavioral Science presents, in a unique way, a comprehensive overview of the science of human behavior, a science that has been with us since the 19th Century. Scientists know that evolution and genetics can account for up to 50% of our human nature and our behavior. The rest is determined by experience and context in ways that are not totally clear. Because of this, the discipline of Behavioral Science is an exciting multifaceted, multidisciplinary scientific approach to defining and understanding human behavior from individuals, to families, cultures and societies. In the 21st Century its unique insights and discoveries will advance the well being of all people.
  • Title ID 141-BHS
  • Science, Biology, Psychology, Medicine
  • 7 Programs
  • 3 Supplemental Files
  • 12th Grade through Post Secondary
  • Released in 2016 by Ambrose Video Publishing Inc./Centre Communications
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Origins of Behavioral ScienceRunning time is 28 minutes

Program 1 introduces the intellectual giants who started the process of defining a theory of behavior.

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Sigmund Freud
This Chapter Includes Information on Sigmund Freud, the Unconscious, Id, Ego, Superego, and Freudian Theory
Charles Darwin
This Chapter Includes Information on Charles Darwin, Behavioral Evolution, Ecological Factors, Kindness, Altruism, and Genetics
Ivan Pavlov
This Chapter Includes Information on Ivan Pavlov, Behaviorism, Learning Theories, Habituation, Classical Conditioning, Pavlovian Conditioning, Neutral Stimuli, Unconditioned Stimuli, and the Startle Response
John B. Watson and B.F. Skinner
This Chapter Includes Information on John B. Watson, B.F. Skinner, Behaviorism, Animal Behavior, Conditioning, Child Rearing, the Little Albert Experiment, Classical Conditioning, Mary Cover Jones, Desensitization, Phobias, Operant Conditioning, Instrumental Conditioning, Causation, and Nature Versus Nurture

Scientific Tools of Behavioral ScienceRunning time is 33 minutes

Program 2 shows how the methodologies of the hard sciences apply to explaining and predicting behavior.

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The Scientific Method
This Chapter Includes Information on the Scientific Method, Observation, Questions, Hypotheses, Camillo Golgi, Santiago Ramon Cajal, and Nerve Cells
Statistical Analysis
This Chapter Includes Information on Statistical Analysis, Eating, Language, Genetics, Environment, Education, Family Dynamics, Patterns, Alfred Binet, and the IQ Test
Randomized Trials
This Chapter Includes Information on Randomized Trials, Experimental Trials, and Intervention Programs

Evolutionary Behavioral ScienceRunning time is 30 minutes

Program 3 highlights how evolution, genetics and the brain determine traits and behavior, and inform us about many behaviors, both adaptive and maladaptive.

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Biological Diversity
This Chapter Includes Information on Biological Diversity, Human Nature, Environment, Learning, Nature Versus Nurture, Diversity, and Evolution
Natural Selection
This Chapter Includes Information on Natural Selection, Charles Darwin, Variety, Variation, Heritability, Traits, and Adaptation
Ultimate and Proximate Causation
This Chapter Includes Information on Natural Selection, Proximate Causation, Ultimate Causation, Neurobiological Mechanisms, and Neurochemical Mechanisms
Genetics
This Chapter Includes Information on Genetics, Evolution, Organisms, Cellular Information, Chromosomes, DNA, Natural Selection, Molecular Genetics, Diversity, Genetic Material, Mutations, Phenotypes, and Biological Evolution
Neuroevolution
This Chapter Includes Information on Neuroevolution, Evolution, Morning Sickness, the Nervous System, Emotions, Epilepsy, Neural Processing, and the Brain

Development, Learning, MemoryRunning time is 31 minutes

Program 4 looks at behavioral developmental theorists Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky, as well as what neuroscience has to teach us about human development.

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Lev Vygotsky
This Chapter Includes Information on Lev Vygotsky, Cognitive Development, Environment, Human-Cultural Development, Bio-Social Development, Cultural-Historical Psychology, Social Learning, and the Zone of Proximal Development
The Neuroscience of Learning
This Chapter Includes Information on Social Factors, Cultural Factors, Learning and Memory Theory, Neuroscience, and Brain Development
Neuroplasticity
This Chapter Includes Information on Neuroplasticity, the Brain, Genetics, Epigenetics, Gene Expression, and Cognitive Development
Memory
This Chapter Includes Information on Memory, Motor Sensory Skills, Facial Recognition, Sensory Memory, Short-Term Memory, Working Memory, Long Term Memory, and the Limbic System

Social BehaviorRunning time is 30 minutes

Program 5 delves into the scientific study of human social behavior.

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Behavioral Economics
This Chapter Includes Information on Behavioral Economics, Human Psychology, the Rational Actor, Decisions, the Classical Economic Perspective, and Risk
Coercion Theory
This Chapter Includes Information on the Coercion Theory, Family Environment, Aversive stimuli, Antisocial Behavior, and Empathy

Abnormal Behavior and Mental IllnessRunning time is 33 minutes

Program 6 discusses how behavioral science is shedding light on problems such as depression, chronic stress, schizophrenia, and autism.

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Mental Illness
This Chapter Includes Information on Mental Illness, Normal Behavior, Abnormal Behavior, Schizophrenia, the American Psychiatric Association, and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
Mood Disorders
This Chapter Includes Information on Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mania, Medications, Neuroscience, Psychology, Neuropsychology, and Cognitive Neuroscience
Anxiety Disorders
This Chapter Includes Information on Anxiety Disorders, Stress, Aversive Stimuli, Physiological Responses, the Acute Stress Response, Chronic Stress, the HPA System, and the Hippocampus
Autism
This Chapter Includes Information on Autism, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Communications, Social Interaction, Social Learning, FMRIs, Brain Scans, and Therapy

Applied Behavioral ScienceRunning time is 29 minutes

Program 7 explores how applied behavioral science is now providing cures, preventions, and procedures for many of the ills of modern society.

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Applied Behavioral Analysis
This Chapter Includes Information on Applied Behavior Analysis, Operant Conditioning, Nutritional Health, and Healthy Eating
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
This Chapter Includes Information on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Applied Behavioral Theory, Antisocial Behavior, and Positive-Reinforcing Environment
Addiction
This Chapter Includes Information on Addiction, Drugs, Alcohol, Brain Disease, Craving, Marijuana, Cocaine, Opiates, Nicotine, Neuroscience, Neural Pharmacology, Psychology, Environmental Manipulation, Behavioral Treatments, and Policymaking
Nurse-Family Partnership
This Chapter Includes Information on the Nurse-Family Partnership, Low Income Mothers, Positive Child Development, and Improved Pregnancy

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MARC Records for BHS
MARC records for the series Behavioral Science
Educators Guide For Behavioral Science
Expert Citations For Behavioral Science

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