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Introduction to Human Behavior

B.Com (Annual) Part-I Paper-VII Maximum Marks: 100 (Pass Marks: 40) Duration of
Examination: 3 hrs

Course Objectives:

The student will be able to:


• Understand human behavior, its specification and characteristics
• Explain different basis of human behavior with special reference to socio-psychological theories
• Understand the behavioral disorders and their measurements

Topic Source Section


Introduction to human behavior Book 2, Chapter
• Aims to understand others 1
• to determine how and why people behave the way they do.
• is a complicated phenomenon influenced by many factors. A
• a collection of activities influenced by culture, attitude,
emotions, values, ethics, Authority, rapport, hypnosis,
persuasion and coercion.
Classifications of human behavior Book 2, Chapter
• Conscious 2
• Unconscious
• Overt
• Covert
• Rational
• Irrational A
• Voluntary
• Involuntary
• Simple
• Complex

Description of human behavior Book 2, Chapter


• Human behavior is motivated 3
• Causes of human behavior.
• Human behavior can be adaptive and maladaptive
• Human are social beings
• Interdependence for survival
A
• Need of interaction
• People play an integral part in creating their experience
• Human lives are continuous process of change.
• Human beings same or different.
• Individual: a unique person.
Psychology of behavior Book 6, Chapter
• Theory of behavior 1
• Basic drives and motives A
• Social influences
• Emotions
Biological base of behavior Book 6, Chapter
• The nervous system 2
• Genetic influences B
• Influences of hormones
♦ Biological rhythms
Daily behavior Book 6, Chapter
• Gestures 3
• Influencing daily behavior
• Body language B
• Examples of body language
• Reading body signals
Theoretical approaches Book 2, Chapter
Psychodynamic approach 4
• humanistic approach
• behavioral approach
• cognitive approach B
• biological approach
Human needs theory by: maslow
Psychoanalytic theory (sigmund freud)
Level of awareness Book 2, Chapter
• conscious 4
• preconscious / subconscious B
• unconscious

Organization of the mind Book 2, Chapter


• id 4
• ego B
• superego
• conscience
Social theory Book 2, Chapter
Erik erikson 5
Psychosocial theory
• stages of development C
• development goal or task
• psychosocial crisis
• the process of coping.
Carl jung Book 2, Chapter
• conscious (ego) 6
• collective unconscious- “psychic inheritance”
• personal unconscious
• Archetypes C
 persona
 anima & animus
 shadow
Personality orientations Book 2, Chapter
• introversion 7 C
• extroversion
Behavioral disorders Book 6,
• Defining abnormal behavior Chapter5
• Addiction
• Split-brain
• Personality disorders C
• Alzheimer's disease
• Autism
• Phobias

Recommended Books
1. W. R. Hobbs: 2010. Introduction to Human Behavior
2. Jeffrey Eric Criste Introduction to Human Behavior John S. Wodarski. 1985. Introduction to
human behavior
3. Linda M. Levine. 2003. Introduction to human behavior
4. Tracy M. Laulhe .2000 .Introduction to Human Behavior .Pearson Custom Publishing,
5. Quinn Sartain Aaron.; John,North Alvin.; Roy Strange Jack. 2005. Psychology
Understanding Human Behavior

Additional Books
1. Theodore Millon and Melvin J. Lerner. Hand Book of Psychology, Volume 5, Personality
and social Psychology. Canada: John Wilet & sons Inc.
2. Body Language Magic
3. Allen Pease. 1981. Body Language, How to read other’s thoughts by their gestures.
4. George Stricker and Thomas Widiger. 2003. Hand Book of Psychology, Vol. 8. Clinical
Psychology, Canada: John Wiley & sons Inc.
5. Richard M. Ryckman. 2008. Theories of Personality. Australia: Thomson & Wadsworth.
6. Robert A. Baron. Psychology, 4th Edition.