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Psychology, Sociology & Anthropology Basics - Chapter Summary
Use the lessons in this chapter to get the in-depth look at psychology, sociology and anthropology you need to excel on a quiz, test or assignment. Refresh your knowledge or learn more about topics that include self-concept, human growth and development, social stratification and cultural anthropology. After reviewing the lessons, you will be ready to:
- Discuss theories on human growth and development
- Define and describe self-concept in psychology
- Share the definitions of social interaction, social status, social inequality and social stratification
- Differentiate between and describe values, morals and ethics
- Describe the basics of religious belief
- Explain the meaning of cultural anthropology
- Detail the history of cultural evolution within anthropology
Watch short videos or access full transcripts of the lessons in the sequence and at the frequency you desire. Save time on your study of psychology, sociology and anthropology by utilizing timelines located below the videos that allow you to identify and skip to key topics in the lessons. When ready, assess your understanding of lesson topics by taking multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter exam.
1. Human Growth and Development Theories
This lesson will give you an overview of the major human development theories. You will briefly examine their strengths and weaknesses and meet a few key figures from each theory.
2. What Is Self-Concept in Psychology? - Definition & Overview
Self-concept encompasses all that you know about your self. We'll focus on the two broad categories of self-concept - ideal, or imagined, self and actual self - and the negotiation between the two. Then we'll cover five basic tenets of self-concept.
3. Social Interactions: Definition & Types
Social interactions are the processes by which we act and react to those around us. Let's examine the different types of social interactions and test your knowledge with a quiz.
4. Social Status: Definition, Types & Examples
In this lesson, we'll be looking at social status. Learn more about the different types of social statuses, including achieved, ascribed, and master status, and test your knowledge with a quiz.
5. What Is Social Inequality in Sociology? - Definition, Effects & Causes
Social inequality is the existence of unequal opportunities and rewards for different social positions or statuses within a group or society. Let's examine some causes and effects of poverty and test our knowledge with a quiz.
6. Social Stratification: Definition, Theories & Examples
Social stratification refers to a system by which a society ranks categories of people in a hierarchy. Let's examine some of the theories surrounding this concept.
7. What Are Values, Morals & Ethics?
In this lesson, learn the differences between ethics and morals. Consider how these terms can mean different things to philosophers compared with the general public and how values factor into the conversation.
8. What Is Religious Belief? - Definition & Systems
Is there a Heaven? Where did people come from? These questions and more have been answered through the religious beliefs of every human civilization throughout history.
9. What is Cultural Anthropology?
This lesson will be a brief overview of cultural anthropology. It will highlight the concept of culture while also defining the main branches of archaeology, anthropological linguistics, and ethnology.
10. Cultural Evolution in Anthropology
This lesson will seek to explain the history of cultural evolution within anthropology. In doing so, it will highlight the works of Tylor and Morgan as well as the concepts of diffusion and survivals.
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