Chapter 1 Webtext Question.docx - Shelby Griffin April 2 2018 April 9,2018 PSY 105 Webtext Questions Chapter 1 Introduction to the History and Science

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Shelby GriffinApril 2, 2018- April 9,2018PSY 105Webtext QuestionsChapter 1: Introduction to the History and Science of Psychology1.1:The History and Scope of Psychology1)In an experiment conducted by Professor Costa, the participants first task is to press any button if they see a red light blink. For the second task, they press the right most button if they see a red light blink and the left most button if they see a green light blink. Professor Costa is studying the difference in the average lag times of these two tasks. This is similar to the experiments conducted by which of the following early psychologists?a)Ivan Pavlovb)William Jamesc)Wilhelm Wundtd)Abraham MaslowCorrect.Wilhelm Wundt conducted a very similar experiment in which people responded by pressing a telegraph key as soon as they heard a ball hit a platform. Wundt wanted to measure thequickest and simplest mental processes, or the “atoms of the mind.”
2)Edward Titchener was concerned primarily with the discovery of what?
3)Structuralists introduced which research method to identify basic elements of the human mind ?
1.2: Psychological Science Develops4)If you were taking psychology prior to 1920, how would psychology have been defined?
5)How is psychology currently defined?a)The Science of Behavior and Mental Processb)The Science of Physical Behavior c)The Study of Social Processesd)The Study of Individual ExperienceCorrect.Today, psychology is defined as the science of behavior (what we do) and mental processes (the subjective things we experience within).
6)The leader of a self-help group has asked you to recommend an approach to psychology that emphasizes personal growth and people’s need for love and acceptance. Which of the following branches of psychology would you recommend for this group?

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