Essays on Behaviour

The relationship between sexual selection and human reproductive behaviour

Clark and Hatfield also supported intersexual selection as it provides evidence that females are more discerning than males. In this study male and female college students were approached by confederates and asked if they would sleep with them that night. 75% of males said yes […]

Animal Behaviour

The genotype, physiological state, previous experiences and its external environment influence the animal’s behaviour. Types of Behaviour 1. Normal Normal behaviour for a dog is for it to be happy to socialise with new dogs and humans. The dog should not growl or snarl at humans as they […]

Disruptive behaviour

Schaffer & Emerson developed the stage theory of attachment. They measured attachment in infants during different intervals. They used two methods of measuring this attachment – separation protest and stranger anxiety. These are both signs that an attachment has formed. There are three main stages […]

The most important explanations for youth offending behaviour

Further research (Howing et al 1993; Isabella, Belsky and Von Eye 1989) has indicated that parents who are loving and responsive bring up children with secure attachment style, whereas parents or significant others who do not behave in this way are more likely to have […]

Media Influences On Prosocial Behaviour

This shows us that parental mediation is important as it allows young children to be influenced by the pro-social acts that they may witness on TV. One strength of this explanation is the fact that there is research, such as Valkenburg’s research, to back up […]

Evaluate what psychologists have learned about disruptive behaviour

One issue psychologists have discovered about disruptive behaviour relates to individual differences. Fontana’s definition of disruptive behaviour is subjective which means it varies from one teacher to another. For example according to a biological psychologist such as Eysenck, an introverted teacher has a lower tolerance […]

Mind and Behaviour

Various therapies have derived from behaviourism, in the classical conditioning corner, implosion therapy, systematic desensitisation and aversion therapy to name a few – whilst in the operant corner, therapies collectively known as behaviour modification techniques, consist of behaviour shaping, and token economics. In both cases, […]

Understand and control behaviour

Although both approaches are vastly different from each other, they do both include the opinion that the environment is one of the things that make us the way we are, but view its effect on us in very different ways. Freud and psychodynamics felt that […]

Human reproductive behaviour

According to postmodernism there are no universal explanations, which questions the validity of the genetic basis of behaviour. Furthermore, behaviour is era – dependent and context – bound, as changes in gender role evidence. This contradicts evolutionary explanations as these predict that behaviour is relatively […]

Importance of behaviour

This might seem like a real nothing of an experiment at first, but consider: These children changed their behaviour without first being rewarded for approximations to that behaviour. Whilst this may not seem extraordinary to the average parent, teacher, or casual observer of children, it […]