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Ch 32: MTTC Psychology: Study of Social Psychology

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Let us help you prepare for the MTTC Psychology Exam by learning the essential elements of social psychology. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes give you several approaches that will help you answer these types of questions on the exam.

MTTC Psychology: Study of Social Psychology - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter can help you prepare for the questions on the MTTC Psychology Exam that deal with social psychology. The videos cover all the topics you'll need to know, including:

  • Group behavior
  • Attribution theory
  • Theories of attraction
  • Conformity, obedience and authority
  • The formation of attitudes
  • The halo effect
  • Altruism and aggression
  • Stereotypes and social norms
  • Social interaction theory

Our knowledgeable instructors review each of these important topics and the highlights of each in order to help you prepare for the test. By studying the material in multiple ways, learning is more effective as well as enjoyable.

MTTC Psychology: Study of Social Psychology Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Psychology Exam evaluates your knowledge and understanding of all areas of psychology. Your score is used to determine eligibility for teacher licensure in the state of Michigan. You need to score at least 220 to pass. The information in the Social Behavior subarea of the exam corresponds with the topics in this Study of Social Psychology chapter. The subarea comprises 14% of the test questions. By taking the self-assessment quizzes, you will gain some experience in answering the types of questions you'll find on the test. Each of the 100 questions on the exam are in multiple-choice form.

13 Lessons in Chapter 32: MTTC Psychology: Study of Social Psychology
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Introduction to Social Psychology: Kurt Lewin & Modern Uses

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.

Group Behavior in Social Psychology: Definition & Influences

2. 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.

Attribution Theory: Causes of Behavior & Errors

3. 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.

Attraction: Types, Cultural Differences & Interpersonal Attraction

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!

Conformity: Social Pressure, Solomon Asch & Cultural Influence

5. 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.

Obedience & Authority in Psychology: Stanley Milgram's Experiment

6. 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.

Attitudes: Components, Formation & Measurement

7. 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.

The Halo Effect: How Traits Affect Our Judgment

8. The Halo Effect: How Traits Affect Our Judgment

Have you ever noticed that someone who is really nice seems to be prettier? Or that someone who isn't so nice doesn't look so hot? In this lesson, we'll examine the halo effect, examples of where it can be seen in real life, and its opposite: the devil effect.

What is Altruism in Social Psychology? - Origins & Social Influence

9. 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.

Aggression: Origins, Theories & Differences

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.

What is a Stereotype? - Definition, Function & Formation

11. 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.

What Are Social Norms? Definition & Examples in Infants, Children & Adults

12. What Are Social Norms? Definition & Examples in Infants, Children & Adults

In this lesson, you will gain an understanding of social norms and define related terms. You will also examine the effects of social norms in infants, children, adolescents, and adults.

Social Interaction Theory: Ascribed, Achieved & Master Status

13. Social Interaction Theory: Ascribed, Achieved & Master Status

In this lesson, we discuss social interaction theory, putting particular emphasis on the concept of social statuses. We identify and define several types of statuses, including ascribed, achieved, and master status.

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