Ch 32: GACE Behavioral Science: Political Organization

About This Chapter

This test prep chapter explores political organizations to refresh your memory. The engaging video lessons show you a number of major terms that could be on your GACE Behavioral Science assessment.

GACE Behavioral Science: Political Organization - Chapter Summary

These lessons make sure that you're up to speed on major political structures, such as chiefdoms and states. By the time you complete the chapter, the lessons will have covered the following GACE Behavioral Science objectives:

  • Identify political organizations such as bands, tribes, chiefdoms and states
  • Define foraging tribes and foraging bands
  • Understand the power, authority and influence within political organizations
  • Discuss the types of social control

Video tags let you easily pick and choose segments of the video lessons that you want to see again. The practice quizzes that go with each lesson are short and give you an accurate picture of your grasp of the material.

6 Lessons in Chapter 32: GACE Behavioral Science: Political Organization
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Power, Authority & Influence in Political Organizations

1. Power, Authority & Influence in Political Organizations

This lesson will explain the differences between power, authority, and influence within a political organization. In doing so, it will highlight terms like charisma, rational authority, traditional authority, and personal power.

Types of Social Control: Customs, Laws & War

2. Types of Social Control: Customs, Laws & War

This lesson will seek to explain the different social controls or constraints that exist in societies around the globe. In doing so, it will highlight the concepts of customs, laws, and war.

Political Organizations: Bands, Tribes, Chiefdoms & States

3. Political Organizations: Bands, Tribes, Chiefdoms & States

This lesson will seek to explain the different social structures that exist across the globe. In doing so, it will highlight bands, tribes, chiefdoms, and states. It will also define mana and redistribution.

Foraging Bands: Defining Features

4. Foraging Bands: Defining Features

This lesson defines foraging and bands and explores the distinguishing features of foraging bands. You'll also learn about concepts of customs and egalitarian societies.

Foraging Tribes: Defining Features

5. Foraging Tribes: Defining Features

This lesson will explain the distinguishing features of foraging tribes. In doing so, it will highlight bands, egalitarian societies, the nomadic lifestyle, loose political ties, and sodalities.

Chiefdom: Defining Features

6. Chiefdom: Defining Features

This lesson will explain the political structure of a chiefdom. In doing so, it will highlight the concepts of mana, redistribution, and multi-leveled chiefdoms found within many less industrialized societies around the globe.

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