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Ch 1: Worth Publishers Psychology Prologue: The Story of Psychology

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The Story of Psychology prologue of this Worth Publishers Psychology Companion Course helps students learn the essential concepts and theories that have characterized the history of psychology. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Story of Psychology textbook prologue.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Worth Publishers Story of Psychology prologue with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course prologue.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the psychology topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Fundamentals of psychology
  • Psychological thought and dualism
  • Structuralism and functionalism
  • Applications of evolutionary theory to learning
  • Behaviorism, Gestalt psychology and psychoanalysis
  • Summary of psychology after 1950
  • Psychology and the education field

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7 Lessons in Chapter 1: Worth Publishers Psychology Prologue: The Story of Psychology
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What Is Psychology?

1. What Is Psychology?

Psychology is the scientific study of how we think, feel and behave. In this lesson, you'll get an overview of the five main approaches that have guided modern psychological research.

Dualism and Early Psychological Thought

2. Dualism and Early Psychological Thought

Sometimes it can feel like your mind and body are completely separate from each other. Watch this lesson to find out about what the philosopher Descartes termed dualism, including its relationship to psychology and the types of dualism.

Two Early Approaches: Functionalism and Structuralism

3. Two Early Approaches: Functionalism and Structuralism

What were the first two approaches to psychology, and how were they related? What do introspection and evolutionary principles have to do with it? In this lesson, you'll explore structuralism and functionalism.

Evolutionary Theory's Applications to Learning

4. Evolutionary Theory's Applications to Learning

In this lesson you will learn about evolutionary theory's application to instinctual learning and human development through natural selection. There is a quiz to test your knowledge at the end.

Three Later Approaches: Gestalt, Psychoanalysis and Behaviorism

5. Three Later Approaches: Gestalt, Psychoanalysis and Behaviorism

How was psychology studied in the early twentieth century? In this lesson, you'll look at three common approaches of the early twentieth century and get a sense of the diverse routes psychologists can take as they study how the mind works.

Psychological Specializations: Cognitive, Humanistic, Social, Developmental & Clinical

6. Psychological Specializations: Cognitive, Humanistic, Social, Developmental & Clinical

Psychologists today study behavior through five main specializations: cognitive, humanistic, social, developmental and clinical. In this lesson, you'll focus on the central ideas behind each approach.

Educational Psychology: Applying Psychology in the Classroom

7. Educational Psychology: Applying Psychology in the Classroom

What is educational psychology? Anyone who has experienced a classroom setting has been affected by the theories and techniques that come from this subfield of psychology. Learn about the main ideas within this popular area of study and application.

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