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Behavioral Psychology

Behavioral psychology is one of the most fascinating branches of psychology. Get in-depth information on key concepts, conditioning, and prominent behaviorists.
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Is There a Link Between Soft Drinks and Aggression In Children?
Conduct disorder is a mental health condition.
Conduct Disorder in Children Can Cause Serious Behavior Problems
5 Surprising Ways to Increase Motivation
Maslow's hierarchy of needs
How Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Explains Human Motivation
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9 Little Habits That Make You a Better Decision Maker
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The Role of Classical Conditioning in Taste Aversions
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How to Read Body Language and Facial Expressions
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How the Health Belief Model Influences Your Health Choices
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How Classical Conditioning Works, With Examples
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Role of a Conditioned Response in the Classical Conditioning Process
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What's an Unconditioned Response in Psychology?
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How to Choose the Best Treatment Program for a Teen
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See How an Unconditioned Stimulus Can Create a Learned Response
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Factors That Affect Risk-Taking Behavior
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How Is Extinction Defined in Psychology?
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How Do Variable-Interval Schedules Influence Behavior?
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How Secondary Reinforcement Helps Condition Behavior
What is holism illustration?
How Holism Can Help Us Understand Behavior
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How the Field of Psychology Defines Libido
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The Law of Effect in Psychology
An unhealthy diet is just one of the at-risk youth behaviors you should be concerned with.
Do You Know What Your Teen Is Up To? The Most Common Risky Teen Behaviors
Understanding Emergency Psychiatric Hospitalization for Teens
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How Priming Affects the Psychology of Memory
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Are You Tired of Your Troubled Teen?
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Out of Control Teen? Examples of Acting Out
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Need Help Getting Your Teen Into Treatment? Try a Transport Service
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How Behavioral Therapy Works
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What Causes Learned Helplessness?
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Can Writing Therapy Help Troubled Teens?
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Why Family Therapy May Be a Good Option for Your Teen
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How Student Behavioral Checklists Work
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Drama Therapy May Be a Creative Option for You
Child not wanting to go to school
Warning Signs Your Child May Have an Adjustment Disorder
A fixed-ratio schedule of reinforcement
How Fixed-Reinforcement Schedules Influence Behavior
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How Instrumental Conditioning Works According to Psychology
positive reinforcement
Positive Reinforcement Can Help Favorable Behaviors
Components of Motivation
The Psychology of What Motivates Us
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How Positive Punishment Works After Undesirable Behavior in Kids
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What Motivation Theory Can Tell Us About Human Behavior
Using negative reinforcement to change behavior
This Is Why Negative Reinforcement Is Effective
What Was the Little Albert Experiment?
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What Is Operant Conditioning and How Does It Work?
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What Is Reinforcement and How Is It Used in Psychology?
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How Do People Learn?
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Variable-Ratio Schedules for Creating a High Response Rate
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How Punishment Influences Behavior
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Reinforcement Schedules and How They Work
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How to Understand and Identify Passive-Aggressive Behavior
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How Does Extrinsic Motivation Influence Behavior?
The Stanford Prison Experiment
Why the Stanford Prison Experiment Is Still Infamous Decades Later
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How Homeostasis Maintains the Body's Equilibrium
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Why People Use Compensation as a Defense Mechanism
applied behavior analysis
How Is Behavioral Analysis Used as a Treatment?
Asch's experiments tested conformity in groups
Asch's Seminal Experiments Showed the Power of Conformity
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The 6 Stages of Behavior Change
Aversion therapy
How Does Aversion Therapy Work to Fix Unwanted Behaviors?
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The Role Does Biological Preparedness Has With Learning
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Resources for Parents of Kids With Oppositional Defiant Disorder
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The Basics of Prosocial Behavior
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Why Is Your Teen Pulling Out Her Hair?