Lecture 1-23-08 (CH 2) - Tuesday, April 29, 2008 Humanistic...

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23:28:54 Humanistic School of Thought – Highly Individualistic Maslow, Rogers, Fromm, Frankl and others. Each person is free and has ability to seek and reach self-fulfillment I am able to take control of my own behavior Biological (neuroscience) School of Thought Brain and genetics control behavior Abnormal behavior treated with medication The Scientific Method - The approach used by psychologists to systematically aquire knowledge and understanding about behavior. Identify a question of interest relative to human behavior Develop Explanations Theories Broad explanations and predictions concerning behavior in question Hypothesis A prediction stated in a way that allows it to be tested Choose a method to test the hypothesis Descriptive Research: Archival (historical) Research – use of existing data to test a hypothesis Naturalistic Observation (participant observer) – observation of naturally occurring behavior without intervention
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course PSYC 1000 taught by Professor Handron during the Spring '08 term at East Carolina University .

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Lecture 1-23-08 (CH 2) - Tuesday, April 29, 2008 Humanistic...

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