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What is Psychology ? § The scientific study of human behavior and mental processes § Apply that understanding in the service of human welfare
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Some Subfields of Psychology § Cognitive § Engineering/Human Factors § Physiological/ Behavioral Neuroscience § Social § Personality § Industrial/ Organizational § Cross-Cultural § Psychology of Women § Developmental § Community § Clinical § Counseling § Educational/School § Sport § Forensic § Health § Environmental
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Thinking Critically About Psychology (or Anything Else!) § What am I being asked to believe or accept? § What evidence is available to support the assertion? § Are there alternative ways of interpreting the evidence? § What additional evidence would help to evaluate the alternatives? § What conclusions are most reasonable?
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course PSYC 107 taught by Professor Hull during the Spring '07 term at Texas A&M.

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