PSYCHOLOGY VOCAB

PSYCHOLOGY VOCAB - PSYCHOLOGY VOCAB What is psychology-the science of behavior and mental process-behavior is anything an organism does 1879 Wundt

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PSYCHOLOGY VOCAB What is psychology? -the science of behavior and mental process -behavior is anything an organism does 1879- Wundt began “structuralism” perspective and taught Introspection, study the study of psychology. Introspection is looking inside yourself and examining your own conscious thoughts. Empiricism- the view that (a) knowledge comes from experience via the senses, and (b) science flourishes through observation and experiment. Structuralism- an early school of psychology that used introspection to explore the elemental structure of the human mind. Functionalism- a school of psychology that focused on how mental and behavioral processes function; how they enable the organism to adapt, survive, and flourish. Replication- repeating the essence of a research study, usually with different participants in different situations, to see whether the basic findings extends to the other participants and circumstances. Case study- an observation technique in which one person is studied in depth in the hope
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This note was uploaded on 06/17/2008 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Iforgot during the Spring '08 term at Philadelphia.

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PSYCHOLOGY VOCAB - PSYCHOLOGY VOCAB What is psychology-the science of behavior and mental process-behavior is anything an organism does 1879 Wundt

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