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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:
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Other chapters within the GACE Behavioral Science Test I (050): Practice & Study Guide course
- GACE Behavioral Science: Introduction to Psychology
- GACE Behavioral Science: Major Psychological Theories
- GACE Behavioral Science: Models & Approaches
- GACE Behavioral Science: Psychological Research Methods
- GACE Behavioral Science: Biological Bases of Behavior
- GACE Behavioral Science: Biological Influences on Behavior
- GACE Behavioral Science: Prenatal & Infant Development
- GACE Behavioral Science: Language & Cognitive Development
- GACE Behavioral Science: Childhood & Adolescent Development
- GACE Behavioral Science: Personality Development & Theories
- GACE Behavioral Science: Development in Adulthood
- GACE Behavioral Science: Nervous System Development
- GACE Behavioral Science: Atypical Development
- GACE Behavioral Science: Sensation & Perception
- GACE Behavioral Science: Learning
- GACE Behavioral Science: Memory
- GACE Behavioral Science: Information Processing
- GACE Behavioral Science: Learning Differences
- GACE Behavioral Science: Intelligence & Achievement
- GACE Behavioral Science: Social Behaviors
- GACE Behavioral Science: Motivation & Emotion
- GACE Behavioral Science: Psychological Disorders
- GACE Behavioral Science: Psychological Treatments
- GACE Behavioral Science: Introduction to Anthropology
- GACE Behavioral Science: Types of Societies
- GACE Behavioral Science: History & Theories of Anthropology
- GACE Behavioral Science: Human Evolution
- GACE Behavioral Science: Research Methods in Anthropology
- GACE Behavioral Science Test I Flashcards