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Psychology 312: History and Systems of Psychology

  • Course type: Self-paced
  • Available Lessons: 110
  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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    What Is Psychology?
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    What Is Psychology?

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Boost your knowledge of the history of psychology and types of psychological theories and concepts with these short video and text lessons. Using this History & Systems of Psychology course, you can support your classroom studies or prepare for different types of exams.
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15 chapters in Psychology 312: History and Systems of Psychology

Ch 1. Studying the History of Psychology {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[290525].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - What Is Psychology? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Understanding the Subjective Nature of History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[61651].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[61651].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Culture & Discrimination in Psychology: Influence & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290529].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290529].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Politics & Economics in Psychology: Influence & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290531].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290531].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Personalistic v. Naturalistic Theories of Scientific History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290533].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290533].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What is The Philosophy of Science? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39295].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39295].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Two Early Approaches: Functionalism and Structuralism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Three Later Approaches: Gestalt, Psychoanalysis and Behaviorism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Psychology after 1950: Overview of Specializations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Ethics of Psychological Experiments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Birth of Philosophy: The Presocratics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1027].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1027].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Greek Philosophy: History, Influence & Timeline Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8771].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8771].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Stoicism: Understanding Roman Moral Philosophy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1046].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1046].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Renaissance & the Development of Psychology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290537].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290537].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Clockwork Universe & Psychology: Mechanism, Determinism & Reductionism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290539].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290539].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Early Modern Rationalism: Descartes & Leibniz Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39300].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39300].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Dualism and Early Psychological Thought Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20158].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20158].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Auguste Comte: Theories & Contributions to Sociology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7994].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7994].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - John Locke's Theory of Empiricism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39297].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39297].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - George Berkeley on Empiricism & Idealism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39298].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39298].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Empiricism & David Hume Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39299].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39299].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - British Associationism: History, Theories & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290541].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290541].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Biological and Medical History of Abnormality in Psychology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8329].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8329].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Franz Joseph Gall & Phrenology Theory: Definition & Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5123].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5123].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Phineas Gage's Story in Psychology: Brain Damage & Personality Changes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4952].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4952].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Luigi Galvani's Contributions to Psychology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290547].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290547].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Law of Specific Nerve Energies: Definition & Impact Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290551].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290551].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Young-Helmholtz Theory of Color Perception Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4038].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4038].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Gustav Fechner: Psychology Theory & Explanation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4013].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4013].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Psychophysics: Definition & Fundamentals Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[24354].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[24354].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Absolute Threshold: Examples & Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4005].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4005].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Difference Threshold: Examples & Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4011].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4011].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Two-Point Threshold: Example, Use & Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290553].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290553].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - James McKeen Cattell: Work & Impact on Psychology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290599].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290599].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Alfred Binet: Theory & Test Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4695].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4695].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Lewis Terman: Biography & Intelligence Quotient Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[57200].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[57200].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Henry Goddard: Eugenicist & Inheritability of Intelligence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4711].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4711].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Clinical Psychology Movement: History & Lighnter Witmer Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290601].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290601].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Industrial-Organizational Psychology: History, Movement & Walter Dill Scott Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290603].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290603].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Hawthorne Studies in Management: Summary & Conclusions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6917].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6917].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Hugo Munsterberg's Contributions to Psychology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290609].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290609].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Edward Chace Tolman & Purposive Behaviorism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290627].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290627].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Clark Leonard Hull: Methodology & Theories Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290629].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290629].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Cognitive Map: Definition and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[40832].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[40832].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Intervening Variable: Definition & Example Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[24355].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[24355].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Latent Learning: Definition, History & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[63898].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[63898].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - B.F. Skinner's Theories: Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2672].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2672].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Operant Conditioning Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[35].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[35].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Reinforcement and Punishment: Examples & Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2673].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2673].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Albert Bandura: Social-Cognitive Theory and Vicarious Learning Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1850].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1850].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Self-Efficacy and Locus of Control: Definition and Meaning Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7087].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7087].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Gestalt Psychology: Definition & Principles Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3370].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3370].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Gestalt Theory and Perceptual Development Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12007].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12007].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Phi Phenomenon: Definition & Example Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[57198].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[57198].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Figure-Ground Perception: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[24353].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[24353].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Wolfgang Kohler: Biography & Contributions to Psychology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[57259].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[57259].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Insight Learning - Wolfgang Kohler: Theory, Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4712].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4712].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Harlow's Monkeys Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Kurt Lewin: Experiments, Theories & Contributions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10014].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10014].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Zeigarnik Effect: Field Theory & Impact Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290633].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290633].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Harry Helson: Gestalt Psychology & Adaptation-Level Theory Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290635].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[290635].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Psychoanalysis Theory: Definition & Explanation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3364].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3364].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Id, Ego and Superego Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[78].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[78].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Freudian Defense Mechanisms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Freud's Stages of Psychosexual Development Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[80].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[80].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Anna Freud: Biography & Theories Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53878].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53878].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Erikson's Stages of Identity Formation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[74].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[74].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Differences Between Freud and Erikson's Approaches to Psychoanalytic Theory: Differences & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5302].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5302].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Basic Anxiety & Neurosis: Karen Horney's Theory Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53923].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53923].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Carl Jung's Theories: Personality, Psyche & Dreams Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3362].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3362].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Alfred Adler's Theories: Overview & Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3365].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3365].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Psychoanalytic Therapy: Free Association, Dream Analysis and Transference & Resistance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14018].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14018].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Humanistic Approach in Psychology: Definition & History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2675].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2675].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Abraham Maslow's Contribution to the Humanistic Movement in Psychology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10113].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10113].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Carl Rogers' Humanistic Theory and Psychotherapy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10114].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10114].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Gordon Allport's Personality Theory Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54391].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54391].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - What is Cognitive Psychology? - Definition & Theories Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3361].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3361].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1829].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1829].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Jean Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1831].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1831].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - George Miller, Psychologist: Theories on Short Term Memory, Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4880].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4880].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Evolutionary Psychology: Theory & Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2692].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2692].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Sociobiology: Definition & Theory Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10949].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10949].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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