Individual Influences on Behavior
Individual Influences on Behavior

Individual Influences on Behavior

by Tarry Ahuja, MD

Which factors influence our motivation and how do you explain the cognitive dissonance theory?

With Dr. Tarry Ahuja you have an expert on your side, ready to help you learn everything about the biological and psychological factors that influence behavior and which will be relevant to your MCAT preparation. According to the subjects of the Foundational Concept 7 (Content Category 7a) you will learn about the following topics:

  • Biological Bases of Behavior
  • Personality and Psychological Disorders
  • Motivation and Attitudes

Quiz questions will be placed at the end of each lecture so you can test your learning progress. Attached scripts and matching magazine articles will deepen your understanding of the content.

Course Details

  • Videos 32
  • Duration 3:51 h
  • Quiz questions 126
  • Articles 13


Your Educators of course Individual Influences on Behavior

 Tarry Ahuja, MD

Tarry Ahuja, MD

Dr. Tarry Ahuja is currently a senior medical real-world evidence scientist for a major pharmaceutical company for Europe and Canada and is a lecturer at Carleton University teaching โ€œBiological Foundations of Addictionsโ€ and โ€œHealth Psychologyโ€.

He graduated with a PhD in Neuroscience with a specialty in electrophysiology and pharmacology from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

He has worked for over 10 years in the hospital setting in sleep disorders clinic working with patients and trying to better understand sleep patterns and sleep disorders. Additional, he has done over 10 years of clinical research in the areas of Alzheimerโ€™s, stroke and ischemia with the National Research Council of Canada.

User reviews

4,3 of 5 stars
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1  Star
Extremely Comprehensive!
By Tyler P. on 27. March 2018 for Understanding Psychological Disorders: Biomedical vs. Biopsychosocial Approaches โ€“ Psychological Disorders (PSY)

I extremely enjoyed this lecture. He is very clear about what he is stating, and he states it in a very comprehensive manner, which is extremely crucial if you have yet to have medical talk down pat. I learned a lot, and I do have learning disabilities, so it can be hard at times. But this isn't one of those times! Love love love it! Much appreciated!

Good lectures
By Catalina M. on 02. February 2018 for Individual Influences on Behavior

Very good lecutures !!! They are a little bit basic but I like them!!

great job over there
By Nasser A. on 18. December 2017 for Somatic Symptom and Related Disorder โ€“ Psychological Disorders (PSY)

Thank you so much for you effort, I couldn't imagine that one day i would start to like psycology

Extremely basic review, haphazardly produced and much out of date.
By Arthur L. on 28. November 2017 for Individual Influences on Behavior

This is an extremely basic review. Unbelievably, after referring to DSM 5, many of the diagnoses presented were DSM IVR, and are not in the DSM 5. About half of the lectures referred to MCAT preparation. There were grammatical/typographical errors in several of the questions. In the schizophrenia lecture the word โ€œdissociatingโ€ is used when โ€œdiscriminatingโ€ is meant (โ€œโ€ฆ having trouble dissociating between reality and delusions or hallucinationsโ€).