A summary is a concise review of the main points discussed in the chapter. Usually just a couple of paragraphs are needed for a typical chapter summary. Summaries are a great choice if the goal is to clarify and solidify key ideas in the mind of the reader.
Below is an example of a summary from a psychiatry and behavioral health sciences textbook chapter on human development.
Developmental theorists have contributed to the understanding of normal and pathological development and suggested ways to resolve developmental issues, which often contribute to psychopathology. Table 5 provides a comparison chart between the developmental theories discussed in this chapter. In addition to those discussed in this chapter, several other theorists have made significant contributions to the understanding of human development and behavior, including Carl Jung, Heinz Kohut, Otto Rank, Alfred Adler, Melanie Klein, Harry Stack Sullivan, Donald Winnicott, to name a few. These theories are often useful clinically when dealing with simple and complex human behavior in fields of psychiatry, forensics, sociology and anthropology, race and diversity, and other sociocultural events and experiences.