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Ch 35: MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: Psychology

About This Chapter

If you are preparing to take the MEGA Social Sciences Multi-Content Exam, you can use this chapter to help prepare for the specific questions on the field of psychology. The chapter contains video lessons and quizzes that will be extremely helpful in preparing for the exam.

MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: Psychology - Chapter Summary

The lessons contained in this chapter will discuss specific points related to the field of psychology. All of the information you can find in these lessons might be found in questions on the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA) Social Science Multi-Content Exam. Each of the lessons will provide you with a comprehensive overview of a specific subtopic that might be found in the exam, such as:

  • Biological psychology
  • The definition and theories of cognitive psychology
  • The sociocultural model
  • Personality
  • The cognitive development of infants
  • Id, ego, and superego
  • Humanistic psychology

You can watch the chapter's video lessons to get a solid understanding of each of these topics, and more. The chapter's practice quizzes will also give you an idea of what to expect when taking the MEGA exam.

11 Lessons in Chapter 35: MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: Psychology
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Intro to Biological Psychology

1. Intro to Biological Psychology

What are the biological factors that affect our behavior? In this lesson, you'll take a look at biological psychology, which looks at the interplay between biological processes and mental states.

What is Cognitive Psychology? - Definition & Theories

2. What is Cognitive Psychology? - Definition & Theories

Cognitive psychology focuses on the way people process information. In this lesson, you will gain an overview of the field of cognitive psychology and learn about prominent theories. You can test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.

The Sociocultural Model and Abnormal Functioning

3. The Sociocultural Model and Abnormal Functioning

There are many theories on what causes psychological issues. In this lesson, we'll explore the sociocultural model of abnormality, including what it is, what some key components of the theory are, and how sociocultural theorists treat abnormality.

Psychodynamic Psychology: Definition & Explanation

4. Psychodynamic Psychology: Definition & Explanation

Psychodynamic psychology began with Sigmund Freud, but, over time, his theory of psychoanalysis gave birth to revised perspectives among people who styled themselves Neo-Freudians. In this lesson, you'll get an overview of key Neo-Freudians and how they revised Freud's ideas.

Intro to Personality

5. Intro to Personality

You put two people in the same situation and, odds are, they'll react in a range of different ways. Some people might even react in a completely unexpected or extreme way. Why is this? Read this lesson for insight into personality types and what makes people tick the way they do.

Infant Cognitive Development: Sensorimotor Stage & Object Permanence

6. Infant Cognitive Development: Sensorimotor Stage & Object Permanence

Jean Piaget's theory of development includes the sensorimotor stage, which happens in the first two years of life. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the important cognitive developments that occur during that stage.

What Is Child Development? - Definition, Theories & Stages

7. What Is Child Development? - Definition, Theories & Stages

Child development is the period of physical, cognitive, and social growth that begins at birth and continues through early adulthood. This lesson discusses the theories, stages, and major milestones of child development and ends with a quiz to test what you have learned.

Changes in Sense of Self From Childhood to Adolescence

8. Changes in Sense of Self From Childhood to Adolescence

In this lesson, we will be exploring James Marcia's theory of identity in relation to the sense of self changing from childhood to adolescence. You'll study the four ways in which children navigate their identities into adolescence: foreclosure, moratorium, achievement, and diffusion.

Freud's Theory of the Id, Ego & Superego: Definitions & Examples

9. Freud's Theory of the Id, Ego & Superego: Definitions & Examples

Do you know who or what is behind the metaphorical angel and devil sitting on your shoulders, debating whether you should get up for a jog or hit the snooze button again? This lesson examines this type of internal debate by addressing Freud's work on the different sides of our conscious and unconscious selves - the id, the ego, and the superego.

Humanistic Psychology & Carl Rogers' Theory of Personality

10. Humanistic Psychology & Carl Rogers' Theory of Personality

Do ever wonder about the origins of contemporary therapy practices? This lesson discusses the work of Carl Rogers and how Humanistic Psychology developed into a therapy style that helps us try to find and reach that best version of ourselves.

Levinson's Stages of Adult Development Theory

11. Levinson's Stages of Adult Development Theory

There has been a lot of talk about the development of children. But, do people continue to develop into their adult years? Psychologist Daniel Levinson thought so. In this lesson, we will look into his seven stages of adult development.

Chapter Practice Exam
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