Lesson Learning Focus and Activities
1. Defining Behavior Behavior is any activity in which an organism engages, whether innate or learned. Students view and discuss video clips to expand their understanding of behavior as it relates to short- and long-term impacts of health.
2. Influences on Behavior Reasons for behavior originate from various influences. Students create a diagram to depict various influences on behavior and to understand that some, but not all, of these influences can be modified by individuals.
3. Tools of Social and Behavioral Science: The Survey Scientists use surveys to provide quantifiable information about behaviors and trends. Students participate in a survey and use data to design and answer research questions to study the relationships between influences on behavior and physical activity.
4. Behavioral Specialists at Work: The Healthcare Setting Health is influenced by various biological, behavioral, and social factors. Using Web-based or printed materials, students role-play as behavioral clinicians to analyze the behavioral and medical history for a fictitious patient, then recommend specific changes to improve his health.
5. Behavioral Specialists in the Healthcare Setting ... Again Scientists ask well-designed, specific questions as a tool to study human behavior. Students continue to role-play by gathering information about the influences on the patient's behavior.