Chapter 1 vocab - Chapter 1 Terms Adaptations- physical...

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Chapter 1 Terms Adaptations - physical characteristics, skills, or abilities that increase the chances of reproduction or survival and are likely to be passed on to future generations Behaviorism - psychological approach that emphasizes the role of environmental forces in producing behavior Critical thinking - systematic way of evaluating info in order to reach reasonable conclusions Culture - beliefs, values, rules, and customs that exist within a group of people Dualism - idea that the mind exists separately from the physical body Evolutionary theory - emphasizes the inherited, adaptive value of behavior and mental activity Functionalism - concerned with the adaptive purpose/function of mind and behavior Gestalt theory - “whole of personal experience is much greater than simply the sum of its constituent elements Introspection - exam of subjective mental exp. that requires people to inspect and report on the content of their thoughts Mind-body problem
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Coffe during the Fall '08 term at University of Wisconsin Colleges Online.

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