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Definitions of psychology Father of psychology = Wilhelm Wundt (1897) Science of mental processes (1897 - 1920s) John B. Watson (father of Behaviorism) Science of behavior (1920s - 1960s) Today Science of behavior and mental process
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Big Issues in Psychology Stability versus change Are people consistent from situation to situation in the way they react to things? Will a person who was shy as a child also be shy as an adult? Will knowing how a person behaved in one situation tell you how he or she will behave in another situation?
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Big Issues in Psychology Rationality versus irrationality Do most people have an accurate understanding of the reasons for their behavior? Do most people make major life decisions logically and rationally?
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Big Issues in Psychology Nature versus nurture How much of a role does heredity play in determining IQ? To what extent are psychological disorders
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Unformatted text preview: due to biological factors, such as brain abnormality or genetic predisposition? Can the basic causes of peoples behavior be traced to past experiences? Different subfields of psychology Basic research Biological, developmental, cognitive, personality, and social psychology Applied research Industrial Organizational Psychology Professional services Clinical psychology Psychiatry Different perspectives Transparency Careers in psychology Careers in psychology Experimental Psychology Experimental Psychology Academics Academics School psychology School psychology Health psychology Health psychology Counseling/Clinical psychology Counseling/Clinical psychology Forensic psychology Forensic psychology Sports psychology Sports psychology Psychometrics Psychometrics...
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