Type Theory in Psychology: Definition & Theorists


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What does the term 'type theory' mean?

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1. What was the ancient Greek theory of types put forward by Hippocrates and Galen called?

2. How were the theories of Ernst Kretschmer and William Sheldon similar?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions to find out what you know about type theory. You will be quizzed on different theories and beliefs throughout history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you'll measure your knowledge and understanding of:

  • The theory of types put forward by Galen and Hippocrates
  • Similarities in the theories of Kretschmer and Sheldon
  • Examples of problems with type theories

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as type theory
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the theories of Kretschmer and Sheldon
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory's use of Jung's personality typing

Additional Learning

To get a better understanding of these psychological theories, read the lesson titled Type Theory in Psychology: Definition & Theorists. You will learn about:

  • Personality traits
  • Type A vs Type B personalities
  • The importance of empirical evidence in medical study