“Why do people behave as they do?”

Write down your answer that question as your response will become the foundational piece of this discussion post.

  1. Please be sure to have completed the History of Psychology Homework page and to have reviewed the PowerPoints contained in Module 2.
  2. It is important to recognize that this chapter discusses many theories of human behaviour. The “Research Methods in Psychology” chapter provides a definition of “theory” and it is useful to review that. My preferred definition of a theory is “A plausible explanation of observed phenomena.” This means behaviours that are seen are explained using rational thinking. That is, the explanation is believable and within the realm of reason.
  3. Having done the requisite reading, please complete the following discussion post:

a. Briefly summarize how you answered the question in Task 1-an example would help to illustrate your thoughts.

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