What is Behavioural Psychology



I know a fact that most of you might have never heard of this massive word or maybe bored when you have heard about this topic. Do you know that I too didn't know the meaning of this word when I selected it to write it down? I literally googled it and did a lot of research about it and finally wrote it down. Isn't it funny? I want you to give a guarantee that you will never be bored while reading this neither you will need a dictionary while reading it unlike other articles because I too am not at all good in vocabulary.

So leaving all other things aside let's come on the topic. I am starting with the simplest possible meaning of the word "Behavioural Psychology". Behavioral Psychology means to focus on the observable behavior of individuals, rather than the inner workings of their minds. For the convenience of intelligent people (unlike me) who are here to do research on this topic, I am telling the name of the psychologist (one who conducts scientific studies of behavior and brain function) who came up with the above-mentioned theory - JOHN B. WATSON.

Let's take an example of the recent phase of lockdown all over the world. Everyone, in the beginning, time of lockdown were using asanitizers frequently, maintaining social distancing by heart and all of us were in favor of this lockdown. But it kept on extending and extending making people lose their patience. It led to an economic crisis, even causing poor people to die due to shut down of shops, etc. Resulting this people started committing suicides, coming on roads against the government, and finally the government had to start operating buses, trains, and opening shops for healing this crisis. This was a result of behavioral psychology.

I know that information has overflowed your brain and if I give 2 more sentences, it will start leaking. So that's all from my side on this topic. I am concluding this article with a funny joke on behavioral psychology.

"Doctor," said the receptionist over the phone, "there's a patient here who thinks he's invisible."

"Well, tell him I can't see him right now."

By: Rawal Jayant

School: Delhi Public School, GBN

Class: 9th

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