Psychological Realism in Literature: Definition & Overview Video

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Which term represents the faithful and consistent depiction in literature of inward human thoughts, feelings, and personality traits?

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1. Who is credited with pioneering the concept of psychological realism?

2. Psychological novels are works of prose fiction primarily concerned with inward characterization and analysis rather than with:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will gauge your understanding of the psychological realism found in literature. Areas of interest include the characteristics of psychological realism and the credited pioneer of psychological realism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Credited pioneer of psychological realism
  • Emphasis of psychological novels
  • Early 20th-century literary movement focused on exploring the human condition
  • Literary device that reflects the infinite and sometimes opposing thoughts running through the mind
  • Term for the faithful depiction of human thoughts/feelings in literature

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use the knowledge you've gained to identify the pioneer in literary psychological realism
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can accurately identify key terms based on provided definitions

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson titled Psychological Realism in Literature: Definition & Overview. This lesson will help you:

  • Know what psychological realism involves
  • Understand who introduced such realism in literature
  • Describe psychological realism's influence on modernism and what it involved
  • Identify examples of psychological novels including the use of stream of consciousness
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