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[email protected] Introduction: What is Psychology? I. Scientific study of the mind and behavior A. Behavior : directly observable responses Mind : internal mental states/processes inferred from measureable responses A basic and applied science B. Basic Science : build body of knowledge about basic nature of phenomena Applied Science : apply scientific knowledge to enhance human welfare Examples Memory How does memory "work"? What factors affect recall? Can we improve memory? ("tips"/training) Mental Disorders Causes Develop and asses treatments C. Goals of Psychological Science II. Description "How do people behave?" Example: In many situations people display a WABTA bias A. "We're All Better Than Average" Bias WABTA Bias : the tendency for most people to rate themselves as better than Week 1, Lecture 1 Wednesday, October 3, 2018 11:55 AM
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