Chapter 1 , 2, &3
Includes what people do and say- things we can see objectively.
Involves the activity of an organism at any level- most of the research is based on animals although the
focus is on humans
“Level” – neuronal activity, behavioural activity.
-origin: very recent, 100 years: smallest silver
-searching why we behave the way we do not from genetics standpoint but from environment
How the ENVIRONMENT (PHYSICAL OR SOCIAL) impacts the person.
Behav mod: its all about how we can change ourselves and others.
• Is the field of psychology concerned with the analysis and modification of human behaviour
• involves the systematic application of learned principles and techniques to assess and improve
an individual’s covert and/or overt behaviour in order to enhance their functioning
It is NOT static
“Actions” vs “States”
e.g., Being manic
“Process” vs “Product”
Behaviour is all about activity-what’s taking place. Its not static. States are static.
Behaviour involved in states such as manic: fast speech processes, staying up all night etc.
This course focus on the activity themselves because unable to change the states.
“states” are usually labels for ease of communications.
Product: is the goalstate
i.e getting a 4.0.
If we want to get to the goal, focusing on the process is necessary for getting there. i.e studying
It can be observed, described, and recorded- has to be objective. Should be measurable and recorded by
the person or others.Has an impact on the environment-