Cultural Context of Personality Theory & Research


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What cultural attitudes in Austria at the time of Freud's work might have influenced him?

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1. B.F. Skinner's operant conditioning attempted to encourage what kind of behavior?

2. Which of the following historical events may have helped shape B.F. Skinner's research interests?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The cultural context of personality theory and research will be addressed with this quiz/worksheet. You'll be responsible for key points such as a cultural attitude in Austria that likely influenced the work of Sigmund Freud and the goal of operant conditioning.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These points will be covered:

  • An event that impacted the research of B.F. Skinner
  • Something that influenced Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  • The science that probably influenced some of Freud's work

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the cultural context of personality theory and research
  • Making connections - use your understanding of historical events during B.F. Skinner's lifetime to identify one that may have shaped his research
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the culture of Austria in the late 1800s that had an effect on the work of Sigmund Freud

Additional Learning

Learn more about how culture influences research with the lesson called Cultural Context of Personality Theory & Research. These points will be discussed as you go along:

  • Sigmund Freud's founding of psychoanalytic theory
  • Details about the work of B.F. Skinner
  • Analysis of Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  • Definition of 'pogroms'