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Intro to Psychology Syllabus Resource & Lesson Plans

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13 chapters in Intro to Psychology Syllabus Resource & Lesson Plans

Ch 1. Psychology History and Approaches Lesson Plans {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[34242].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Why Study Psychology? - Overview & Experiments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[143].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[143].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What Is Psychology? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Science of Psychology: Experiments & the Scientific Method Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Two Early Approaches: Functionalism and Structuralism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Three Later Approaches: Gestalt, Psychoanalysis and Behaviorism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Psychological Specializations: Cognitive, Humanistic, Social, Developmental & Clinical Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Ethics in Psychological Experiments: Importance & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Intro to Biological Psychology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What is a Neuron? - Definition, Parts & Function Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - What is a Neurotransmitter? - Definition, Types, Function & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Nervous System Overview: Central & Peripheral Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Parts of the Brain Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What is Neuroplasticity? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Endocrine System Function & Hormone Regulation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Classical Conditioning in Psychology: Definition, Principles & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[33].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[33].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Psychologist John Watson & the Little Albert Experiment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[34].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[34].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Operant Conditioning in Psychology: Definition, Theory & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[35].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[35].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What is Shaping in Psychology? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[144].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[144].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Schedules of Reinforcement in Psychology: Continous & Partial Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What is the Prisoner's Dilemma? - Albert Tucker & Game Theory Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[37].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[37].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Observational vs. Insight Learning: Albert Bandura & Wolfgang Kohler Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[38].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[38].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Biological Limits on Conditioning: Taste Aversion, the Garcia Effect & Instincts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Studying Intelligence: History, Psychologists & Theories Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[41].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[41].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - History of Intelligence Testing in Psychology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[42].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[42].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Studying Intelligence: Biological vs. Environmental Factors Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[43].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[43].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Multiple Intelligences Lesson Plan
Lesson 5 - What is Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Analytical Intelligence, Divergent Thinking & Creativity Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - What Is Language? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[46].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[46].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Language Acquisition: Definition, Theories & Stages Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Information Processing: Encoding, Storage & Retrieval Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Categories of Memory: Sensory & Long-Term Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[49].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[49].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Attention and Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up Processing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[50].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[50].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - George Miller's Psychological Study to Improve Short-Term Memory Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[51].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[51].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Using Psychology to Improve Long-Term Memory Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[52].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[52].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - Memory Distortion: Source Amnesia, Misinformation Effect & Choice-Supportive Bias Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 15 - Types of Heuristics: Availability, Representativeness & Base-Rate Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Emotions in Psychology: Definition, Biological Components & Survival Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Categories of Emotion: 6 Basic Emotions, Oppositional Pairs & Biology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[57].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[57].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Theories of Emotion: James-Lange, Cannon-Bard, Two-Factor & Facial Feedback Hypothesis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[58].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[58].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Fight or Flight Response: Definition, Physiology & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[59].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[59].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Understanding Stress: Eustress, Distress & Coping Strategies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Positive Psychology: Optimism, Self-Efficacy & Happiness Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[61].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[61].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Theories of Motivation: Instinct, Drive Reduction & Arousal Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[62].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[62].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Understanding Hunger: Physical & Psychological Factors Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[63].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[63].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: Definition, Theory & Pyramid Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[64].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[64].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Positive Reinforcement: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4720].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4720].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Developmental Psychology: Definition, Theorists & Types of Growth Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[66].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[66].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Prenatal Development & Psychology: Stages & Abnormal Development Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[67].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[67].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Studying Infant Development in Psychology: Experiments, Instincts & Abilities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[68].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[68].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Harlow's Monkeys: Experiment, Comfort & Socialization Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Assimilation & Accommodation in Psychology: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[71].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[71].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[72].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[72].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Parenting Styles: Authoritarian, Permissive & Neglectful Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[73].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[73].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development: Theory & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[74].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[74].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Intro to Personality Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[76].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[76].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Types of Studies in Behavioral Genetics: Twin, Family & Adoption Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[77].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[77].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Freud's Theory of the Id, Ego & Superego: Definitions & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[78].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[78].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Freudian Defense Mechanisms: Definition, Levels & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Freud's Stages of Psychosexual Development Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[80].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[80].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Humanistic Psychology & Carl Rogers' Theory of Personality Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[81].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[81].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Historical Personality Assessment: Humorism, Phrenology & Physiognomy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[82].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[82].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Trait Assessment Testing: Fundamental Attribution Error & OCEAN Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[83].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[83].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Introduction to Social Psychology: Kurt Lewin & Modern Uses Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[85].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[85].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What is a Stereotype? - Definition, Function & Formation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[86].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[86].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Attitudes: Components, Formation & Measurement Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[87].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[87].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Attraction: Types, Cultural Differences & Interpersonal Attraction Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[88].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[88].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Attribution Theory: Causes of Behavior & Errors Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[89].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[89].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Understanding Strategies of Persuasion in Psychology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[90].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[90].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Conformity: Social Pressure, Solomon Asch & Cultural Influence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[91].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[91].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Obedience & Authority in Psychology: Stanley Milgram's Experiment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[92].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[92].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Group Behavior in Social Psychology: Definition & Influences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[93].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[93].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Aggression: Origins, Theories & Differences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[94].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[94].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - What is Altruism in Social Psychology? - Origins & Social Influence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[95].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[95].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Community Helpers Lesson Plan
Lesson 13 - What are Community Helpers? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69447].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69447].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Psychological Disorders: Definition, Examples & Approaches to Treatment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[97].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[97].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Classification & Diagnosis of Psychological Disorders Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[98].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[98].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[99].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[99].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Mood Disorders: Depression, Dysthymic Disorder & Bipolar Disorder Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[100].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[100].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Dissociative Disorders: Amnesia, Dissociative Fugue & Split Personalities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[101].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[101].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Somatoform Disorders: Definition, Types & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[102].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[102].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Substance Abuse & Substance Dependence: Definition & Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[103].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[103].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Schizophrenia: Definition & Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[104].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[104].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[105].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[105].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Personality Disorders: Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Schizoid & Antisocial Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[106].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[106].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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