Systems Theories in Psychology: Definition & Concepts


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The problems encountered by which school of psychology set the stage for Systems Theory application to psychology?

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1. What was considered the greatest scientific challenge to the mechanistic approaches to psychology?

2. How does a theoretical framework help science to develop new theories and hypotheses?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will review the basics of systems theories and how developments in science and the propositional problems with mechanical psychology led to the eventual rise of applied systems theories psychology. Test your command of vocabulary and knowledge of systems theories applications and the evolutions in psychology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to re-examine:

  • Systems Theories
  • Psychological schools of thought
  • Problems with mechanical psychology
  • Teleology

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will exercise the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of mechanical psychology to comprehend how systems theories evolved
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding systems theories as applied to psychology
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as teleology

Additional Learning

To learn more about Systems & Theories in Psychology, study the corresponding lesson called Systems & Theories in Psychology: Definition & Concepts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the basics of systems theories
  • Be able to recognize and identify behaviorist research
  • Understand how systems theories apply to psychology
  • Explain the problems faced by mechanical approaches to psychology