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Kokalj Psychology Chapter 1

Kokalj Psychology Chapter 1 - Term Definition Psychology...

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Term: Psychology Definition: The scientific study of behavior and mental processes Term: Scientific Method Definition: A systematic process used by psychologists for testing hypotheses about behavior Term: Theory Definition: An explanation of why and how a behavior occurs Term: Pseudopsychology Definition: Psychological Information or conclusions that sound scientific but that have not been systematically tested using the scientific method Term: Critical Thinking Definition: Thought processes used to evaluate and analyze information and apply it to other situations
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Term: Structuralism Definition: An early psychological perspective concerned with identifying the basic elements of experience Term: Introspection Definition: Observing one's own thoughts, feelings, or sensations Term: Gestalt Psychology Definition: An early psychological approach that emphasized how our minds organize sensory stimuli to produce the perception of a whole form Term: Functionalism Definition: An early psychological perspective concerned with how behavior helps people adapt to their environment Term: Psychoanalytic Theory Definition: Sigmund Freud's view that emphasizes the influence of unconscious desires and conflicts on behavior
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Term: Behaviorism Definition: A psychological perspective that emphasizes the study of observable responses and behavior Term: Stimulus Definition: Any object or event that is perceived by our senses Term: Response Definition: An organism's reaction to a stimulus Term: Humanism Definition:
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