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Chapter 1 - Some statements in psychology reflect stronger...

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Chapter 1 Six general themes in psychology: It depends - no one reason explains behavior fully Research progress depends on good measurement - some topics are very difficult to measure (emotion, personality) Correlation does not indicate causation - correlation indicates that two things tend to go together, not necessarily cause each other Variations among individuals reflect both heredity and environment The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior in similar situations
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Unformatted text preview: Some statements in psychology reflect stronger evidence than others Dualism- holds that the mind is separate from the brain but somehow controls the brain and therefore the rest of the body (contradicts the law of conservation of energy) Monism- the view that conscious experience is inseparable from the physical brain; brain activity and mental activity are the same thing Brain researchers and philosophers favor monism...
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