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VOCABULARY FOR CHAPTER ONE NAME: Briana L. Davis DATE: 01/09/2019 Define each term according to the definitions in the textbook, with the exception of the definition of psychology, which I will supply. Once all terms have been defined, submit report to me via Canvas email. The vocabulary list is graded for accuracy and completeness and the score contributes to your final grade. You will not be able to access the chapter test until this assignment is completed and submitted to me. 1. Psychology : the scientific study of behavior and mental processes (pg. 5) 2. Behavior : refers to all of our actions that result from sensing and interpreting information (pg. 5) 3. Critical thinking : systematically evaluating information to reach reasonable conclusions best supported by evidence (pg. 7) 4. Natural selection : is used in the evolutionary theory and is the idea that those who inherit characteristics that help them adapt to their particular environments have a selective advantage over those who do not (pg. 14) 5. Psychoanalytic theory : is a school of thought developed by Freud with the goal to understand the connections between psychology and physical problems, and how unconscious thoughts cause psychological disorders (pg. 12
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