Psy1-2008_Intro-History - 1: Introduction & History Psy 1,...

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1 ** Important Notice Concerning Lecture Material ** This file includes most, but not all, overhead material presented in lecture (e.g., some material may be altered or addedinlasminute changes) added in last-minute changes). The best use of this file is to print it out and take notes on them during lectures. Æ WARNING: Perfect knowledge of this material will not guarantee an A in the course. That is, important details will 1.1 Introduction be presented in lecture but are not presented in this pdf file. Thus, it is very important that you attend lecture and discussion sections. Section 1.1 What is Psychology? Psychology is the scientific study of the mind, brain, and behavior. Psychology attempts to discover how the mind/brain works: that is, how we perceive, think, feel, learn, and interact with others. To study these aspects scientifically, psychologists study behavior . Psychologists observe the way people react to sensory stimuli, solve problems, remember life events, express emotions, and relate to 1.1 Introduction other’s behavior. Psychology is more than you think… 1: Introduction & History Psy 1, Spring 2008
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2 Scientific Disciplines Within Psychology Biological Psychology Sensation and Perception Cognitive Psychology Personality Pathology Psychotherapy 1.1 Introduction Social Psychology Developmental Psychology Psychology as a Clinical Occupation Clinical Psychology is the medical practice involving therapy to individuals with mental disorders (e.g., depression, learning deficits, brain injury). Clinical psychologists are licensed to provide services to evaluate and treat mental disorders. This course deals with the understanding of the mind as a psychological science . We will discuss clinical psychology and therapies, but primarily we will focuses on the science of 1.1 Introduction behavior. By analogy, consider the material learned as a pre-med vs what is learned in medical school. 1: Introduction & History Psy 1, Spring 2008
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3 Integrating Psychological Fields Clinical Cognitive Personality/ Biological Social/ Behavior Identifying Psychological Principles 1.1 Introduction Development Emotion Cultural Psychology in the 21 st Century: Integrating Mind and Brain 1.1 Introduction UC Berkeley’s Brain Imaging Center Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) 1: Introduction & History Psy 1, Spring 2008
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4 The SQ3R Mnemonic Technique for Efficient Textbook Reading (Read Chp 1) S urvey (2-4 minutes) scan material •r e a d h e a d i n gs, figures, tables Q uestion (2-4 minutes) why are you reading the material? what do you want to retain? R ead R ecite (2-4 minutes) 1.1 Introduction practice rehearsal (tell someone about the material) organize material R eview (2-4 minutes) Highlight important passages, mark sections. Have I answered my questions? Missed anything?
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This note was uploaded on 06/03/2008 for the course PSYCH 1 taught by Professor Shimamura during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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