Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road Case Study

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Why did the chicken cross the road?” This is a phrase most people have heard before. Besides this being used as a way to begin a joke, his quote is also a good way for someone to apply the seven perspectives of psychology. These seven perspectives include biopsychological, behavioral, psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive, evolutionary, and lastly multicultural perspective. Each of these views hold its own specific beliefs as well as sharing between the seven perspectives. To better understand each of those perspectives, the quote will be applied to each perspective starting with biopsychological.

Biopsychology is the perspective of psychology that focuses on our brain and nervous system. This perspective also explains how biology affects our behavior and says that the cause of a behavior is our brain. Applying the quote to the biopsychological perspective would explain that the chicken would cross the road because its brain sent electrical impulses down to its feet. This caused the muscles in the chicken’s legs to propel it forward and thus cross to the other side of the road.

With behavioral psychology, the environment would be the determinant of the observable behavior. In the case with the chicken, the environment would be the road, what is on it, what is on the other side of the road, and anything else within sight of the area. The observable behavior would be the chicken crossing the road. There could be many reasons why the chicken would be crossing the road, such
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