Phineas Gage's Story in Psychology: Brain Damage & Personality Changes


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At the time of his accident, Phineas Gage worked as a foreman for a:

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1. Phineas Gage died as a result of:

2. Before the accident, Gage was said to be calm and mild mannered. After the accident, friends of Gage reported that he appeared to be mostly:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of Phineas Gage's accident and its impact in psychology. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding Phineas Gage's job at the time of the accident as well as how he ultimately died.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Gage's job at the time of the accident
  • How Gage died
  • Characteristics of Gage's personality after the accident
  • Subfield of psychology the accident impacted
  • What injuries to the brain can cause

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use the knowledge you've gained to answer questions about the impact to psychology from Gage's accident
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Phineas Gage's story and impact on psychology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Gage's accident

Additional Learning

To learn more about Gage's accident and how it shaped him and psychology's understanding, review the corresponding lesson called Phineas Gage's Story in Psychology: Brain Damage and Personality Changes. This lesson will help you:

  • Know what happened to Phineas Gage
  • Understand the extent of the injuries to his brain
  • Describe the change of Gage's behavior after the accident
  • Identify the importance of Gage's accident to psychology

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