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University of Toronto Scarborough
Zachariah Campbell

Chapter 1- Study Questions 1. What is behavior generally, & technically? Generally: Behavior is anything that a person says or does. Technically: Behavior is any muscular, glandular or electrical activity of an organism. Synonyms: activity, action, performance, responding, response and reaction 2. Distinguish bw behavior & product of behavior? Give ex Products of Behavior: Getting an A in a behavior modification course, or losing 10 pounds are products of behavior. The behavior that produces an A is studying effectively. The behaviors that lead to weight loss are resisting overeating and exercising more. 3. Distinguish bw overt & covert behaviors? Give ex Overt: (Visible) behaviors that could be observed and recorded by an individual other than the one performing the behavior. Covert: (Private, internal) activities that cannot be readily observed by others. Private or covert behaviors do not typically refer to behaviors done in private, such as undressing in ones bedroom. Rather, they refer to activities that occur within ones skin and that therefore require special instruments for others to observe. 4. What are cognitive behavior? If I were to ask you to close your eyes and imagine a clear, blue sky with a few white fluffy clouds, you would be able to do so. Imagining and private self-talk in addition to being called covert behaviors are sometimes
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