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Ch 66: Concepts in Psychology

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Strengthen your knowledge of various concepts in psychology with help from this chapter's entertaining lessons. If you're preparing for a test, take the short quizzes and a practice exam to check your understanding and ensure you're ready to excel.

Concepts in Psychology - Chapter Summary

This chapter is filled with bite-sized lessons you can study anytime to gain greater insight into different psychology concepts. Developed by top instructors, these lessons can quickly boost your knowledge of aggression, functionalism, structuralism and other related concepts. After completing this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Describe psychoanalysis, behaviorism and other psychology approaches
  • Discuss Kurt Lewin and his influences on social psychology
  • Exhibit knowledge of Solomon Asch's study of informational vs. normative conformity
  • Define and discuss the basics of biopsychology
  • Share the meaning of group behavior in social psychology
  • List theories of personality psychology
  • Provide a description of socialization through the life course

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9 Lessons in Chapter 66: Concepts in Psychology
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Two Early Approaches: Functionalism and Structuralism

1. Two Early Approaches: Functionalism and Structuralism

What were the first two approaches to psychology, and how were they related? What do introspection and evolutionary principles have to do with it? In this lesson, you'll explore structuralism and functionalism.

Three Later Approaches: Gestalt, Psychoanalysis and Behaviorism

2. Three Later Approaches: Gestalt, Psychoanalysis and Behaviorism

How was psychology studied in the early twentieth century? In this lesson, you'll look at three common approaches of the early twentieth century and get a sense of the diverse routes psychologists can take as they study how the mind works.

Introduction to Social Psychology: Kurt Lewin & Modern Uses

3. Introduction to Social Psychology: Kurt Lewin & Modern Uses

What is social psychology and how is it used? This lesson offers an introduction to the social influences, as well as the group and individual behaviors, covered by this field.

Aggression: Origins, Theories & Differences

4. Aggression: Origins, Theories & Differences

What roles do nature and nurture play in aggressive tendencies? You'll explore origins of aggression and how acceptance of this behavior may differ among societies.

Conformity: Solomon Asch's Study of Informational vs. Normative Conformity

5. Conformity: Solomon Asch's Study of Informational vs. Normative Conformity

Solomon Asch was a famous social psychologist whose study on conformity showed that people often conform to the group, even when they know the correct answer. In this lesson, we'll learn about his experiment, as well as the different types of conformity.

What is Biopsychology? - Definition & Basics

6. What is Biopsychology? - Definition & Basics

In this lesson, we'll be looking at biopsychology, which is the study of the brain and nervous system from a psychological perspective. You'll learn its basics and get some examples of place in psychology and then you'll test yourself with a quiz!

Group Behavior in Social Psychology: Definition & Influences

7. Group Behavior in Social Psychology: Definition & Influences

Do individuals behave differently in groups than they would on their own? How do group dynamics affect our decision-making skills? You'll learn about the benefits and potential pitfalls than can come from belonging to a group.

Personality Psychology: Definition & Theories

8. Personality Psychology: Definition & Theories

Many people are fascinated by the characteristics that make each of us unique. Read on to discover the different theories of how personality develops.

Socialization Through the Life Course

9. Socialization Through the Life Course

Socialization is a lifelong process. People must acquire the skills needed to function in society. They continue to acquire these skills throughout their lives. This lesson explains socialization throughout the life course.

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