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CLEP Social Sciences and History: Psychology Approaches and Research - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Features, approaches and specializations in psychology dominate this chapter, which also provides a look at research methods, the ethics of conducting experiments and statistical analysis processes. These lessons utilize fun animations and graphics and break down larger concepts into bite-sized chunks, so you can easily retain the info. You'll find short self-assessment quizzes to gauge your understanding of psychology approaches and research as well as transcripts to help you review key vocabulary. When you're done with the videos, you'll know about:
- Psychology as a science
- Functionalism and structuralism
- Social psychology perspectives
- Organizational behavior
- Research design and validity
|Psychology: Definition & Overview||Get an introduction to the field of psychology and study its features and components.|
|Psychological Approaches: Functionalism, Structuralism, Gestalt, Psychoanalysis & Behaviorism||Discover the early approaches to psychology and learn about the later approaches of Gestalt, psychoanalysis and behaviorism.|
|Psychology after 1950: Overview of Specializations||Highlight key features of the specializations that emerged after 1950.|
|Overview of Social Psychology & Its Perspectives||Examine the components of this field of psychology, identify professions that are available in this field and contrast the various perspectives.|
|The 7 Major Themes of Social Psychology||Explore the seven primary categories of social psychology.|
|Organizational Behavior & Psychology||Trace the history of this field of psychology and outline some of its components.|
|Psychological Research Methods: Overview & Considerations||Discuss statistical measurements, research design, reliability and validity.|
|Statistical Analysis||List the types of statistics used in psychology and determine how the analysis process works.|
|Ethics of Psychological Experiments||Detail the ethical considerations that are made when designing an experiment.|
1. Psychology: Definition & Overview
In this lesson you will discover what psychology is, what psychologists do and explore the subfields of this discipline. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
2. Psychological Approaches: Functionalism, Structuralism, Gestalt, Psychoanalysis & Behaviorism
In this lesson, you will explore some of the popular approaches that psychologists use to help them study the human mind. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
3. Psychological Specializations: Cognitive, Humanistic, Social, Developmental & Clinical
Psychologists today study behavior through five main specializations: cognitive, humanistic, social, developmental and clinical. In this lesson, you'll focus on the central ideas behind each approach.
4. Overview of Social Psychology & Its Perspectives
In this lesson, you will explore the subfield of psychology called social psychology and examine the goals and methods of research. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
5. The 7 Major Themes of Social Psychology
Social psychology can be divided up into seven main themes, or categories. Under each theme is a whole host of more specific topics. In this lesson, we will look at each of the seven major themes and examples of topics that each theme covers.
6. Organizational Behavior & Psychology
In this lesson, you will explore the field of organizational behavior and its relation to psychology, including goals and research methods. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
7. Psychological Research Methods: Overview & Considerations
In this lesson, you'll explore the diverse research methods used by psychologists to study the human mind and behaviors. Afterward, you can test your understanding with a brief quiz.
8. Statistical Analysis for Psychology: Descriptive & Inferential Statistics
What are the two main types of statistics used by psychologists? In this lesson, you'll start to see what psychologists need to do to analyze their data and test the significance of their results.
9. Ethics in Psychological Experiments: Importance & Examples
What are the ethical principles of psychological research? In this lesson, you'll take a look at the careful considerations a psychologist must make with respect to her participants when she designs a test.
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