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01/17/2018 Psychology: behavior, think, feel - Mind + Body: Socrates vs Plato - separate or dual? Reductionism: from a biological perspective - everything about human behavior (Psychological) could reduce down to some physical change in the brain. - E.i Love - Critics: behavior, thought, feelings transcend biological explanations - E.i social, the essence of what you are Scientific vs Religion - evolutionary references (genes evolving through natural selection) - XY chromosomes carry more than gender information Scientific Method: - The main component of science - The belief in something specific as opposed to the creationist view of the world - Scientific process: we make observations, make conclusions, address them through experiments which created laws and theories - Darwin was an important observation - 1832, Galapagos Islands Measurements: Direct vs Indirect: - Psychology relies more on…... - Direct uses the 5 senses - Indirect: cannot use the senses directly - Not all conclusive, inappropriate, validity is questionable - be suspicious of indirect measurements - E.i heat relation to a thermometer
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  • Spring '12
  • JeffreyLamoureux
  • representative, Galapagos Islands

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