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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Psychology Caton Roberts, Ph.D. *Review of class expectations--Syllabus *Brief Orientation to "What is Psychology" *Brief Personal Introduction Today's Goals: Review of the Syllabus What is Psychology? *Psychological science is the study of mind, brain, and behavior: *Mind: *Brain: *Behavior: *Four Goals: to What is Psychology?--Goals *Describe behavior and mental processes * Explain behavior and mental processes * Predict behavior and mental processes * Control behavior and mental processes *Methods 1: use of scientific methods to attain scientific "knowledge"(next lecture) *Methods 2: use of applied methods to influence people and society Two Methods ...
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