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Ch 3: Psychology's Impact on Education

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Psychology's Impact on Education - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Discover major psychological theories and find out how they impact education in this chapter. You'll learn about the psychologists who presented such theories as the Eight Stages of Psychosocial Development, Law of Effect and Theory of Cognitive Development. The instructors of these lessons will introduce you to Jerome Bruner, Howard Gardner, Jean Piaget, B.F. Skinner and more. These lessons can teach you about:

  • Intelligence testing in education
  • Bloom's taxonomy
  • Bruner's Theory of Development
  • Lev Vygotsky's theories
  • Stages of cognitive development

Video Objectives
Alfred Binet: Theories & Impact on Intelligence Testing in Education Provides details on this psychologist and his theories. Closely examines the intelligence test he developed and details its importance in modern day education.
Bloom's Taxonomy and Assessments Describes how Bloom's Taxonomy is used by teachers to determine students' cognitive skills. Lists and explains the multiple levels of the taxonomy.
Jerome Bruner's Theory of Development: Discovery Learning & Representation Dissects Bruner's beliefs on education and introduces the concept of discovery learning. Details his three stages of representation. Distinguishes between Bruner's learning views and Jean Piaget's views.
Erik Erikson's Eight Stages of Psychosocial Development: Conflicts & Growth Explains Erikson's theory on development. Identifies characteristics of the eight stages and lists the conflicts that are a part of each stage.
Howard Gardner: Theory & Impact on Education Provides an overview of Gardner's background and his theories. Emphasizes the impact of his theories on education.
Jean Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development Identifies and surveys the four stages of cognitive development in children developed by Piaget. Uses examples to solidify your understanding of each stage.
B.F. Skinner: Theories & Impact on Education Details the theories developed by Skinner. Examines how these theories play a role in modern day education.
Behavioral Theory: Thorndike and the Law of Effect Discusses Thorndike's research on behavioral consequences. Outlines the two parts of his Law of Effect and illustrates applications for this law.
Lev Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development Offers an overview of Vygotsky's Cultural-Historical Theory and the six assumptions associated with it. Examines his views on speech development in children and the four stages of speech development.

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Alfred Binet: Theories & Impact on Intelligence Testing in Education

1. Alfred Binet: Theories & Impact on Intelligence Testing in Education

Alfred Binet designed the first intelligence test to identify students who needed extra support. Explore Binet's theories on intelligence, then discover his impact on intelligence testing in education.

Bloom's Taxonomy and Assessments

2. Bloom's Taxonomy and Assessments

Bloom's Taxonomy is a helpful tool used by most teachers to assess their students' cognitive skills. Learn about Bloom's Taxonomy, explore its different levels and how moving from lower levels to higher levels implies mastery learning, and discover why this tool is helpful for teachers to develop assessments.

Jerome Bruner's Theory of Development: Discovery Learning & Representation

3. Jerome Bruner's Theory of Development: Discovery Learning & Representation

Cognitive psychologist Jerome Bruner created a theory of development to identify the three modes of representation necessary for intellectual development. Learn about discovery learning, Bruner vs. Piaget, and the three stages of representation.

Erik Erikson's Eight Stages of Psychosocial Development: Conflicts & Growth

4. Erik Erikson's Eight Stages of Psychosocial Development: Conflicts & Growth

Psychologist Erik Erikson identified eight stages of psychosocial development in order to understand how individuals grow in each stage of life. Learn about psychosocial development and how overcoming conflicts produces personal growth.

Howard Gardner: Theory & Impact on Education

5. Howard Gardner: Theory & Impact on Education

Howard Gardner created the theory of multiple intelligences, which has had an impact not only on psychology but also on education. Learn about Gardner's ideas on intelligence, explore the different types of intelligence his theory proposes, and see its impact on education.

Jean Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development

6. Jean Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development

Psychologist Jean Piaget's theory of cognitive development explains how logical thinking develops and changes in children and adolescents. Learn about Piaget's theory, including the four stages that Piaget argued all learners pass through as they develop their cognitive abilities. Review the thinking capabilities that children develop in each stage, and explore the concepts of egocentrism, conservation, and reversibility.

B.F. Skinner: Theories & Impact on Education

7. B.F. Skinner: Theories & Impact on Education

Psychologist B.F. Skinner focused his study on theories of learning and behavior. Learn about and understand these theories as well as their impact on and various applications in the field of education, especially through behavior modification.

Behavioral Theory: Thorndike and the Law of Effect

8. Behavioral Theory: Thorndike and the Law of Effect

The tendency to modify behavior in response to positive or negative consequences is the foundation of behavioral perspective in psychology. Learn about Edward Thorndike's puzzle box experiments, the law of effect, and practical applications of the law of effect.

Lev Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development

9. Lev Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development

Psychologist Lev Vygotsky argued that cognitive development is greatly impacted by culture and social interactions. Learn about Vygotsky's theory of cognitive development, including the theory's six assumptions. Explore the four stages of speech development identified by Vygotsky.

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