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Psychology’s Current Perspective Neuroscience Perspective Focus: How the body and brain create emotions, memories, and sensory  experiences Sample Questions:  o How are messages transmitted within the body? o How is blood chemistry linked with moods and motives? Evolutionary Perspective Focus: How nature selects traits that promote the perpetuation of one’s genes Sample Questions:  o How does evolution influence behavioral tendencies? Behavior genetics Perspective Focus: How much our genes and environment influence our differences (Nature v.  Nurture) Sample Questions:  o To what extent are psychological traits such as intelligence, sexual  orientation, vulnerability to depression, and personality attributable to our  genes?  To our environment? Psychodynamic Perspective (from Sigmun Freud)
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Unformatted text preview: Focus: How behavior springs from unconscious drives and conflicts Sample Questions: o How can someones personality traits and disorders be explained in terms of sexual and aggressive urges or as the disguised effects of unfulfilled wishes and childhood traumas? Behavioral Perspective Focus: How we learn observable responses Sample Questions: o How do we learn to fear particular objects in situations? o What is the most effective way to alter our behavior, say, to lose weight or stop smoking? Cognitive Perspective Focus: How we encode , process, store, and retrieve information Sample Questions: o How do we use information in remembering? Reasoning? Solving problems?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Jackson during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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