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Ch 1: History and Approaches: Homework Help

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The History and Approaches chapter of this Introduction to Psychology Homework Help course helps students complete their psychology history and approaches homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

How it works:

  • Identify which concepts are covered on your psychology history and approaches homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample problems and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your psychology history and approaches homework with ease!

Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • Definition of psychology
  • Psychology as a science
  • Early functional approach
  • Early structural approach
  • Later behavioral approach
  • Later Gestalt approach
  • Later psychoanalytical approach
  • Specialized psychology after 1950
  • Ethics in psychological experiments

15 Lessons in Chapter 1: History and Approaches: Homework Help
Why Study Psychology? - Overview & Experiments

1. Why Study Psychology? - Overview & Experiments

What at first seems obvious may not be the case. Psychology looks past intuitions and feelings to search for the true roots to our behaviors. Watch this lesson to learn about two experiments that demonstrate how testing the 'obvious' can yield surprising results.

What Is Psychology?

2. What Is Psychology?

Psychology is the scientific study of how we think, feel and behave. In this lesson, you'll get an overview of the five main approaches that have guided modern psychological research.

The Science of Psychology: Experiments & the Scientific Method

3. The Science of Psychology: Experiments & the Scientific Method

How do psychologists use the scientific method to research behaviors? From formulating hypotheses to reducing biases, psychology carefully analyzes behaviors and their potential causes.

Two Early Approaches: Functionalism and Structuralism

4. 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

5. 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.

Psychological Specializations: Cognitive, Humanistic, Social, Developmental & Clinical

6. Psychological Specializations: Cognitive, Humanistic, Social, Developmental & Clinical

Psychologists today study behavior through five main specializations: cognitive, humanistic, social, developmental and clinical. In this lesson, you'll focus on the central ideas behind each approach.

Ethics in Psychological Experiments: Importance & Examples

7. Ethics in Psychological Experiments: Importance & Examples

What are the ethical principles of psychological research? In this lesson, you'll take a look at the careful considerations a psychologist must make with respect to her participants when she designs a test.

Alfred Kinsey: Research & Books

8. Alfred Kinsey: Research & Books

Alfred Kinsey was a professor who pioneered the study of human sexuality and forever changed how sexual behavior was publicly discussed. Learn more about Kinsey's controversial research, his best-selling books and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Controlled Processing in Psychology: Definition & Overview

9. Controlled Processing in Psychology: Definition & Overview

Our fast-paced world is full of things demanding our attention. The science behind attention involves two kinds of processes, referred to as automatic and controlled processing.

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT): Definition, Side Effects & History

10. Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT): Definition, Side Effects & History

The procedure of receiving electric shock as a medical treatment may seem like an ancient thought. Despite controversy, some people opt for this type of treatment due to the benefits that they see. Read more about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) below.

Evolutionary Psychology: Theory & Overview

11. 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.

Freud's Ego Ideal: Theory & Examples

12. Freud's Ego Ideal: Theory & Examples

Sigmund Freud thought that there were many components that made up the human mind. The ego ideal helps to make up one of the larger parts. Find out more in this lesson!

Physiognomy: Definition & Examples

13. Physiognomy: Definition & Examples

Many years ago, in the 18th and 19th centuries, physiognomy was recognized as a science. It is now called a 'pseudoscience' because the findings were debunked over the years. Find out more in this lesson.

Reification: Definition & Examples

14. Reification: Definition & Examples

This lesson describes reification, which is the tendency for individuals to ascribe a definitive value or form to an abstract concept. It is also the brain's ability to ''fill-in-the-blanks'' when visual information is missing.

Walk & Talk Therapy: Definition & Purpose

15. Walk & Talk Therapy: Definition & Purpose

This lesson teaches you the basic concepts behind walk and talk therapy. You'll learn how it differs from traditional psychotherapy and how it can help people.

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