Ch 33: MTLE Elementary Education: Psychology & Sociology

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Watch short video lessons on psychology and sociology that can assist you with test preparation for the MTLE Elementary Education test. You can get a refresher on self identity, social institutions, behavior, and more from your desktop computer or by accessing our mobile app.

MTLE Elementary Education: Psychology & Sociology - Chapter Summary

This chapter is a convenient way to increase your knowledge of psychology and sociology in preparation for the MTLE Elementary Education test. Our expert instructors discuss how to differentiate between learning and knowledge. They'll also discuss how the understanding of behavior has changed as a result of developments in psychology. After completing the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Distinguish between memory and cognition
  • Provide a definition for behavior
  • Explain why people respond differently to the same situation
  • Discuss a theory concerning self-identity
  • Recount the importance of cultural values
  • Differentiate between various types of social groups
  • Relate how societies establish subsystems for survival
  • Give examples of social institutions

These lessons can help you get a better understanding of psychology and sociology for the MTLE Elementary Education test. Each video lesson comes with a full written transcript for a text-based learning option. Our platform offers comprehensive learning tools that include a brief quiz for each lesson to ensure you're able to recall details about the concepts covered. There's also a full written transcript available for every video that can be used to study offline.

7 Lessons in Chapter 33: MTLE Elementary Education: Psychology & Sociology
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Differentiating Between Learning, Knowledge, Performance, Memory & Cognition

1. Differentiating Between Learning, Knowledge, Performance, Memory & Cognition

The words we use to describe what our brains do show fine shades of meaning. In this lesson, we will look at several terms that are often confused, and learn how learning, knowledge, performance, memory, and cognition are different but interrelated.

Behavior: Definition & Explanation

2. Behavior: Definition & Explanation

Learn about the psychological concept of behavior. Learn how the understanding of behavior has changed with new developments in psychology and how behavioral experiments have led to breakthroughs in new psychological therapies.

Intro to Personality

3. 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.

Self Identity: Theory & Definition

4. Self Identity: Theory & Definition

Self-identity plays a large and significant role in shaping each of our lives. Learn about self-identity in psychology, and test your understanding with a quiz.

Cultural Values: Definition, Examples & Importance

5. Cultural Values: Definition, Examples & Importance

Think about your favorite family or religious celebration. Chances are that your traditions are directly connected to the cultural values that your community has been passing down for generations.

Types of Social Groups: Primary, Secondary and Reference Groups

6. Types of Social Groups: Primary, Secondary and Reference Groups

The study of social groups is a main focus of many sociologists. In this lesson, we define social groups and differentiate between several different types including primary, secondary, and reference groups.

Social Institutions: Definition & Examples

7. Social Institutions: Definition & Examples

Explore the inner workings of how societies establish subsystems that facilitate their survival. Learn about how each of these institutions contributes to the overall functioning of a society.

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