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Behavioral Psychology

27th June 2020
Nishka Mishra


Behavioral Psychology 

The psychologists who model our behavior to behave well!


Have you ever questioned why someone behaves the way they do? Or perhaps how you are influenced to behave a certain way?


Description

Behavioral psychology, or behaviorism, is a branch of psychology that makes use of scientific and systematic measures to study behavior. Two key theories put forth by behavioral psychologists are:
                    
  • A behavior is a response to a stimulus from the environment.
  •  All behaviors are learned, either through association, conditioning, or more.
Behaviourism, a field established since the 1910s, interprets behavior to better understand the psychology of humans and animals. By identifying beneficial behaviors, these psychologists are also able to identify maladaptive behaviors that an individual may be engaging in.
   

Application

Just like other sciences, psychological research can help behavioral psychologists make predictions and control for many behaviors. By understanding the stimuli that trigger a responsive behavior, psychologists can use therapy to guide a client’s intervention. For instance, one popular therapeutic technique called CBT uses the theories of behaviorism to bring about a change in the client’s behavior.
   

Duration of courses and degrees

The requirements of becoming a behavioral psychologist include
  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology (3 years)
  • Masters in Clinical Psychology (2 years)
  • Pursue a Licensed Professional Clinical Counsellor Certification after that.



Behavioral psychology courses in India

Universities offering behavioral psychology courses in Bachelor’s in India include 
 

University

Degree offered

Amity University, Mumbai

B.Sc. in Clinical Psychology

SGT University, Gurugram

B.Sc. in Clinical Psychology

Christ University, Bangalore

B.Sc. in Psychology

University of Mumbai 

B.Sc. in Psychology

 

Universities offering M.A. in behavioral psychology in India

 

University

Degree offered

Amity University, Mumbai

M. Phil in Clinical Psychology

Ambedkar University, Delhi

M.A. in Psychosocial Clinical studies

Lovely Professional University

M.A. in Clinical Psychology

Chandigarh University

M.A. in Clinical Psychology

Parul University, Gujarat

M.A. in Clinical Psychology

 


Job opportunity


                                       


The career opportunities available to behavioral psychologists include 
  • Researcher
  • Mental Health counselor
  • Social Work
  • Behavioral counselors in hospitals, care facilities, rehabilitation centers, etc. 

Human Behavior is a subject matter studied in almost every sphere of professional life. Economics, Business, Industry, Health, Sports, and even theatre. In the domain of Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral psychology plays the most vital role. Students may choose to study behavioral psychology and combine it with any other discipline.   
 
 

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