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Ch 37: MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: Psychology & Emotions

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This chapter features engaging video lessons that outline the essential information you need to understand about psychology and emotions for the MEGA Social Science Multi-Content test. You can use Study.com's dashboard to track your progress as you move through the lessons in this chapter.

MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: Psychology & Emotions - Chapter Summary

To better prepare for the MEGA Social Science Multi-Content test, use this chapter to review material associated with psychology and emotions. The instructors leading this chapter will address the topics that may come up on this exam. The lessons in this chapter will cover information like:

  • Stages of information processing
  • Pre-linguistic and symbolic language
  • Differences between classical and operant conditioning
  • Memory categorization
  • Creativity and divergent thinking
  • Types of intelligence
  • Psychological disorders
  • Strategies for dealing with stress
  • Social psychology
  • Research design

In this chapter you will get a handle on the concepts related to psychology and emotions that will appear on the MEGA Social Science Multi-Content test. After you've finished the lessons, you will be prepared to answer questions about psychology correctly on this exam. You can use our multiple-choice quizzes to test yourself on the types of questions that will appear on the exam and track your progress with our dashboard feature.

15 Lessons in Chapter 37: MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: Psychology & Emotions
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What is Information Processing? - Definition & Stages

1. What is Information Processing? - Definition & Stages

How do we interact with and process information in our daily lives? Psychologists use the theory of information processing to explain it. They also use the theory to talk about our stages of memory.

Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

2. Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

How does language expression emerge in children? Learn about the development of syntax in children through the pre-linguistic and linguistic stages of language development in this lesson.

Classical Conditioning vs. Operant Conditioning: Differences and Examples

3. Classical Conditioning vs. Operant Conditioning: Differences and Examples

This lesson will compare classical conditioning and operant conditioning. Examples are provided and key terms associated with each type of learning are defined.

Categories of Memory: Sensory & Long-Term

4. Categories of Memory: Sensory & Long-Term

Did you know that there are several types of memories? How does your brain keep track of them all? In this lesson, as you observe your surroundings at an art museum, you'll come to understand how your brain categorizes memory so you can remember your experiences.

Analytical Intelligence, Divergent Thinking & Creativity

5. Analytical Intelligence, Divergent Thinking & Creativity

Some people tend to think more analytically, while some are creative thinkers by nature. Is creativity an important skill for solving problems? In this lesson, we'll learn the differences between creative and analytical thinking and discover ways to nurture creative thinking.

What Are the Different Types of Intelligence?

6. What Are the Different Types of Intelligence?

Psychologists don't all agree on what intelligence is, a debate that has been going on since the 19th century. In this lesson, we'll examine some of the common theories of intelligence, including those of Binet, Gardner, and Sternberg.

Emotions in Psychology: Definition, Biological Components & Survival

7. Emotions in Psychology: Definition, Biological Components & Survival

When railroad worker Phineas Gage's brain was injured in 1848, his emotions completely changed. Find out what parts of the brain affect your emotional intelligence and what made Phineas go from happy-go-lucky guy to crabby curmudgeon.

Psychological Disorders: Definition, Examples & Approaches to Treatment

8. Psychological Disorders: Definition, Examples & Approaches to Treatment

How are psychological disorders related to perception and learning? What type of psychologist helps treat these disorders? From imaginary voices to an intense fear of birds, this video will introduce you to the nature of disorders.

Understanding Stress: Eustress, Distress & Coping Strategies

9. Understanding Stress: Eustress, Distress & Coping Strategies

Most people have to deal with stress on a regular basis. But do you know what it's really doing to your body? Learn more about the reasons behind feeling stressed as well as common strategies to not let the stress get to you.

Measuring Psychological Treatment Effectiveness

10. Measuring Psychological Treatment Effectiveness

In this lesson we'll explore factors that contribute to treatment effectiveness in psychological treatment plans. We'll also analyze ways to assess effectiveness and the importance of doing so.

What Is Social Psychology? - Definition & Professions in the Field

11. What Is Social Psychology? - Definition & Professions in the Field

Social psychology is the study of how people act, think, and feel in the context of society. In this lesson, we will learn more about social psychology, what it has in common with other fields of study, and what types of careers are available in social psychology.

The 7 Major Themes of Social Psychology

12. The 7 Major Themes of Social Psychology

Social psychology can be divided up into seven main themes, or categories. Under each theme is a whole host of more specific topics. In this lesson, we will look at each of the seven major themes and examples of topics that each theme covers.

Types of Research Design

13. Types of Research Design

There are questions to be answered in all areas of psychology. How are these questions answered by professionals in the field? This lesson covers several different options researchers can use to approach such questions.

Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research

14. Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research

In this lesson, we identify the differences between quantitative and qualitative research methods in the social sciences. We also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

Demonstrating Psychological Literacy

15. Demonstrating Psychological Literacy

Psychological literacy is an important aspect of learning to understand ourselves and other people. This lesson explains and discusses what it means to demonstrate the various aspects of psychological literacy.

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