Ch.1 Lecture

Ch.1 Lecture - Intro & Chapter 1 What is psychology?...

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What is psychology ? Psychology is… - the scientific study of - human B ehavior, and - mental processes A ffect (feeling/emotion) C ognition (thought) ABC’s of psych, Affect- Behavior- Cognition (Some) Approaches Introspection - what are we experiencing? Structuralism - what are the elements of our perceptions? Functionalism - how do we adapt to our environment? Behaviorism - what is observable? Psychoanalysis - what is unconscious? Humanism - how are we unique? Cognitive psychology - how do we “think + act”? How is psychology scientific ? The scientific method: - Identify a research problem - Design a study - Collect and analyze data - Draw conclusions - Communicate findings What are the goals of psychology? Describe - what is it? Explain - how does it work? Predict - what will happen? Control - how can it be influenced? Research: Descriptive Methods What are the relative pros & cons…?
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course PGS 101 taught by Professor Blan during the Fall '08 term at ASU.

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Ch.1 Lecture - Intro & Chapter 1 What is psychology?...

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