Psychological Approaches: Functionalism, Structuralism, Gestalt, Psychoanalysis & Behaviorism


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Which psychological approach sees the brain like a computer, receiving data and creating appropriate behaviors?

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1. Where does psychoanalysis look to resolve behavioral issues?

2. According to structuralists, how is the structure of the mind created?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Evaluate your ability to understand the five approaches to psychology. The quiz will test you in areas such as the principles of behaviorism and what structuralists say about the mind.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be expected to understand the following:

  • How structuralists explain the creation of the mind's structure
  • The difference between Gestalt psychology and structuralism
  • The psychological approach that views the brain like a computer
  • What behaviorists claim about psychological research
  • The place where psychoanalysis seeks to resolve issues

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on psychology approaches
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the place where psychoanalysis seeks to resolve issues
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as Gestalt psychology and structuralism

Additional Learning

To review the information about psychology, read through the short lesson called Psychological Approaches: Functionalism, Structuralism, Gestalt, Psychoanalysis & Behaviorism. The following objectives are found in this lesson:

  • Identify what the field of psychology studies
  • Recall each approach to psychology
  • Learn about the characteristics of each psychology approach and how each one can help people