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    Chapter 1 Introduction to  Psychology
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    Independent Reading Psychologists at Work Pg 28-30 in 3 rd  edition Pg 26-27 in 2 nd  edition
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    Psychology at UCI Topics to be covered: Psychology vs. PSB 7A vs. P9
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    Psychology vs. PSB PSB studies developmental, health, social and  personality, and psychopathology/treatment  psychology. Psychology (Cog Sci) perception and action, cog  neuroscience psychology.
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    7A vs. P9 7A Prof has training in bio/cog psych P9 Prof has training in social psych
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    What is Psychology?  Why considered science? B/c the way it is studied; acquires knowledge  using the scientific method (orderly, systematic procedures that they  follow to perform, collect and analyze data, draw conclusions, and  communicate conclusions with other people.
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    What is the Purpose of  Psychology? Topics to be covered: Four broad goals of psychologists Basic vs. applied research
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  Four Broad Goals of  Psychologists Description:  Identify and classify behaviors and mental processes. Explanation : Proposing reasons for behaviors and mental processes.  Answer the question of “why.” Prediction : Offering hypotheses about how a given condition will effect  behaviors or mental processes. Influence
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