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Applied Psychology - Chapter Summary
Top instructors have developed engaging lessons you can access anytime to improve your understanding of applied psychology. Enjoy the ability to access these lessons at home or on the go as you aim to boost your knowledge of Henry Goddard, industrial-organizational psychology, the clinical psychology movement and more. This chapter is completely customizable, enabling you to choose the lessons you want to review based on your existing knowledge of applied psychology. Short quizzes check your understanding of those lessons. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be ready to:
- Summarize the work and impact of James McKeen Cattell on psychology
- Survey Alfred Binet's theories and the impact of his intelligence tests
- Explain the impact Lewis Terman had on the field of educational psychology
- Analyze Henry Goddard's positive and negative impacts on public education
- Consider the history of the clinical psychology movement and industrial-organizational psychology
- Evaluate the purpose of Army Alpha and Army Beta group testing in World War I
- Point out the impact of World War I and World War II on applied psychology
- Dissect Hawthorne studies in management and employee behavior
- Outline Hugo Münsterberg's contributions to the field of psychology
1. James McKeen Cattell: Work & Impact on Psychology
James McKeen Cattell was an early psychologist who helped guide and legitimize the field of psychology. In this lesson, we'll explore how his mental tests set the groundwork for intelligence testing.
2. Alfred Binet: Theory & Test
Alfred Binet was a pioneer in the development of intelligence tests used today to determine IQ. Learn more about the development of the intelligence test and test your knowledge with quiz questions.
3. Lewis Terman: Biography & Intelligence Quotient
Lewis Terman was an American psychologist whose early 20th century work has been profoundly influential in the field of educational psychology. Through this lesson, you'll explore his biography and learn about his contributions to the testing of intelligence quotients.
4. Henry Goddard: Eugenicist & Inheritability of Intelligence
Henry Goddard is often called the father of American intelligence testing. His controversial work helped shape public education in the United States, while reinforcing negative stereotypes of those with intellectual disabilities. Learn more about the life and work of this controversial figure.
5. The Clinical Psychology Movement: History & Lightner Witmer
Early clinical psychology was nothing like what it has grown into today. This lesson looks at the beginnings of clinical psychology, how it was affected by the work of Lightner Witmer, and what this branch of psychology has evolved into.
6. Industrial-Organizational Psychology: History, Movement & Walter Dill Scott
Businesses use psychological principles everyday. This lesson offers an overview of industrial-organizational psychology and the principle players in its foundation, an extended discussion on Walter Dill Scott, and a section on the IO psychology movement.
7. Army Alpha & Army Beta & Psychology: History, Theories & Results
Army Alpha and Army Beta intelligence testing were crucial in assessing and classifying individual soldiers during World War I. This testing expanded beyond the military and has had a significant global impact.
8. Hawthorne Studies in Management: Summary & Conclusions
Almost a century ago, researchers at a manufacturing plant in Illinois observed a principle of employee behavior that is as true and applicable today as it was then. In this lesson, you'll learn about that principle and its effect in business.
9. Hugo Munsterberg's Contributions to Psychology
Many psychologists have added to the base knowledge of psychology, but few have done as much as Hugo Münsterberg. This lesson discusses his work in applied psychology with relation to work, the legal field, and psychotherapy.
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