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Psychology ch1

Psychology ch1 - Term Definition Behaviorism The view that...

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Term: Behaviorism Definition: The view that psychology should be an objective science that studies behavior without reference to mental processes Term: Humanistic Psychology Definition: Historically significant perspective that emphasized the growth potential of healthy people and the individuals potential for personal growth. Term: Cognitive neuroscience Definition: The interdisciplinary study of the brain activity linked with cognition (including perception, thinking, memory, and language). Term: Psychology Definition: The science of behavior and mental processes Term: Nature-Nurture Issue Definition: Longstanding controversy over the relative contributions that genes and experience make to the development of psychological traits and behaviors.
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Term: Levels of analysis Definition: The differing complementary views, from biological to psychological to social culture, for analyzing any given phenomenon Term: Biopsychosocial approach Definition: An integrated approach that incorporates biological, psychological, and social-cultural levels of analysis Term: Basic research Definition: Pure science that aims to increase the scientific knowledge base Term: Applied Research Definition: Scientific study that aims to solve practical problems Term: Counseling psychology Definition: A branch of psychology that assists people with problems in living and in achieving greater well being
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