Individual Influences on Behavior
Individual Influences on Behavior

Individual Influences on Behavior

by Tarry Ahuja, PhD

Human behavior involves a complex interplay of biological, sociocultural, and psychological factors that cause behavior to differ across individuals in different situations (or even in the same or similar situations). Understanding these factors can lead to a better understanding of why and how we change our behaviors. Biological structures and processes serve as the pathways by which bodies carry out activities, crafting personalities and affecting propensities to behave in a particular manner. Importantly, they also influence the probability of developing psychological disorders. Psychological factors also affect behavior and, consequently, health and well-being. This course takes a deep dive into the biological influence on behavior, psychological disorders, and theories of motivation and cognitive dissonance.

Course Details

  • Videos 32
  • Duration 3:51 h
  • Quiz questions 121
  • Concept Pages 22


Your Educators of course Individual Influences on Behavior

 Tarry Ahuja, PhD

Tarry Ahuja, PhD

Dr. Tarry Ahuja is a Manager of Program Development Pharmaceutical Reviews and Real-World Evidence Advisor at the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies (CADTH).
He obtained his PhD in Neuroscience with a specialty in electrophysiology and pharmacology from Carleton University, Ottawa. Currently, he is a University Lecturer in Biological Foundations of Addictions and Health Psychology at Carleton University.
He has undertaken clinical research with the National Research Council of Canada and worked in sleep disorder clinics for 10 years.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ahuja teaches courses on Psychology and Sociology.

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By Vanezza T. on 09. March 2024 for Components of Attitudes (i.e. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral) โ€“ Attitudes (PSY)

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By Khin ma ma H. on 03. November 2023 for Nervous System: Structure and Function of the Peripheral Nervous System โ€“ Biological Bases of Behavior (PSY, BIO)

All information is carefully thought out and clear! As a student who is starting to learn about behavioral science, these lectures are perfect for me!

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By Peter K. on 16. April 2021 for Individual Influences on Behavior

I relly like this course, since it gives me a really good idea about a lot of disorders and even examples with which its easier to imagine what the person is going through and what we can do to help them. I can also go through some pretty interesting articles and quizes in which I can test my knowledge and go over the things I learned so I can see what I have to improve and go over again.