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Ch 20: GACE Behavioral Science: Social Psychology

About This Chapter

Reviewing this chapter will refresh your memory on major concepts that fall within the discipline of social psychology. Video lessons ensure that you're familiar with any associated content on your GACE Behavioral Science assessment.

GACE Behavioral Science: Social Psychology - Chapter Summary

The social psychology subject matter that you can review in this chapter has individual as well as group applications. You'll have the following topics from the videos fresh in your mind when you're answering questions on the GACE Behavioral Science assessment:

  • Stereotypes
  • Attitude formation
  • Attraction and attribution
  • Persuasion and conformity
  • How groups influence behavior
  • Stanley Milgram's obedience experiment
  • Different causes of aggression
  • What influences altruism

You can watch a video lesson within a matter of roughly 5 minutes. Complete a practice quiz after each video to verify your grasp of the material.

GACE Behavioral Science: Social Psychology Chapter Objectives

The GACE Behavioral Science assessment looks at whether you're eligible for teacher certification in Georgia. The questions that you will see on the assessment targeted this chapter are going to be on Test I from the Psychology subarea. Assessment questions that target social psychology are the selected-response type.

11 Lessons in Chapter 20: GACE Behavioral Science: Social Psychology
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Introduction to Social Psychology: Kurt Lewin & Modern Uses

1. 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.

What is a Stereotype? - Definition, Function & Formation

2. What is a Stereotype? - Definition, Function & Formation

Stereotyping is something we do daily, even if we don't realize it. By classifying groups of people, we can better understand the world around us, although prejudice may be a result. In this lesson, we'll watch Amy categorize strangers she sees on a bus and determine the reasons why humans tend to stereotype.

Attitudes: Components, Formation & Measurement

3. Attitudes: Components, Formation & Measurement

Have you ever wondered how your attitudes are formed and how they affect your behavior? In this lesson, we'll take a look at some of the internal and external factors that form our attitudes and how our behavior can be affected or changed by various influences.

Attraction: Types, Cultural Differences & Interpersonal Attraction

4. Attraction: Types, Cultural Differences & Interpersonal Attraction

What makes people attractive? In this lesson, you'll start with physical attributes and look beyond to other factors that determine attraction. Get ready to explore the love triangle!

Attribution Theory: Causes of Behavior & Errors

5. Attribution Theory: Causes of Behavior & Errors

Do you attribute your success to your abilities and failure to outside forces? You'll explore possible ways of weighing personal responsibility and environmental factors when trying to determine what caused an outcome.

Understanding Strategies of Persuasion in Psychology

6. Understanding Strategies of Persuasion in Psychology

How are we persuaded to change our attitudes or behave in a certain way? In this lesson, you'll see four strategies of persuasion that can be used in a variety of social situations.

Conformity: Social Pressure, Solomon Asch & Cultural Influence

7. Conformity: Social Pressure, Solomon Asch & Cultural Influence

Why do we conform? How do factors like group size and social status affect the likelihood of conformity? In this lesson, you'll explore two types of conformity.

Obedience & Authority in Psychology: Stanley Milgram's Experiment

8. Obedience & Authority in Psychology: Stanley Milgram's Experiment

What types of social situations make it more likely that we'll obey authority? You'll observe Milgram's electric shock experiment and what it revealed about the relationship between obedience and authority.

Group Behavior in Social Psychology: Definition & Influences

9. 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.

Aggression: Origins, Theories & Differences

10. 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.

What is Altruism in Social Psychology? - Origins & Social Influence

11. What is Altruism in Social Psychology? - Origins & Social Influence

Why do we help others, and when do we decide not to help others? In this lesson, you'll take a look at the biological and social motivation behind altruism.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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