Copyright

Ch 3: GACE Behavioral Science: Models & Approaches

About This Chapter

The handful of lessons in this chapter will let you brush up on the main perspectives, models and approaches in psychology. Practice quizzes that accompany each lesson indicate how you'd do on similar GACE Behavioral Science items.

GACE Behavioral Science: Models & Approaches - Chapter Summary

The video lessons across the chapter break down the major approaches in psychology along with their treatment applications so that you'll be familiar with related GACE Behavioral Science content. Individual lessons target the following for your review:

  • The sociocultural and cognitive models
  • The psychodynamic perspective
  • What the biological approach entails
  • The cognitive approach to abnormal psychology
  • How the behavioral model views abnormalities
  • Theories associated with evolutionary psychology

You can check out each of the engaging video lessons by using a computer, smartphone or other mobile device. Locate any segments to rewatch in a matter of seconds with the video tags.

GACE Behavioral Science: Models & Approaches Chapter Objectives

The GACE Behavioral Science assessment is used to get an accurate picture of your subject knowledge for the purpose of determining qualifications for teacher certification. The Psychology subarea falls within Test I, making up about 80% of the test's items. The questions in this subarea that involve the Models & Approaches chapter's content will have a selected-response construction. In all, Test I and Test II feature 60 questions each and have a two-hour time limit.

6 Lessons in Chapter 3: GACE Behavioral Science: Models & Approaches
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Psychodynamic Model and Abnormal Functioning

1. The Psychodynamic Model and Abnormal Functioning

There are many ways to view the causes and treatments of psychological disorders. In this lesson, we'll look closer at the psychodynamic model of psychology and its benefits and drawbacks.

The Cognitive Model in Psychology and Abnormal Functioning

2. The Cognitive Model in Psychology and Abnormal Functioning

Everyone has thoughts and beliefs. But how do those thoughts affect your mental health? In this lesson, we'll seek an answer to that question in the cognitive model of abnormal psychology and look closer at the A-B-C theory of processing.

The Behavioral Model and Abnormal Functioning

3. The Behavioral Model and Abnormal Functioning

What causes mental illness? Why do some people have psychological problems, while others don't? In this lesson, we'll look at one theory of abnormal psychology, the behavioral model.

The Sociocultural Model and Abnormal Functioning

4. The Sociocultural Model and Abnormal Functioning

There are many theories on what causes psychological issues. In this lesson, we'll explore the sociocultural model of abnormality, including what it is, what some key components of the theory are, and how sociocultural theorists treat abnormality.

Biological Approach in Psychology: Definition & Summary

5. Biological Approach in Psychology: Definition & Summary

In this lesson, you'll learn what the biological approach to psychology is and how it is used to better understand the human experience. Test your knowledge afterward with a short quiz.

Evolutionary Psychology: Theory & Overview

6. Evolutionary Psychology: Theory & Overview

Learn about the theory of evolutionary psychology and its roots in Darwin's studies of natural selection. See how evolutionary psychology affects your likes and dislikes and understand why it's the reason many people are afraid of spiders.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Other Chapters

Other chapters within the GACE Behavioral Science (550): Practice & Study Guide course

Support