SG - Exam 1 - PSY100 (2).docx - Study Guide – Exam One PSY 100 Abnormal Psychology Dr Brown Fall 2018 The purpose of this study guide is to aid you as

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Study Guide – Exam One PSY 100: Abnormal Psychology Dr. Brown Fall 2018 The purpose of this study guide is to aid you as you prepare for your exam. Exam questions will be drawn from the book, lecture, and discussions in class. This should give you a good sense of what is going to be on the exam, but is not necessarily exhaustive. If you have questions, please email me or stop by my office. Good luck with your studying! Chapter 1: - Define psychology: The scientific study of behavior and mental processes - Review the history of psychology o Know figures within history and what they contributed to the definition of psychology o Willhelm Wundt added scientific principles to the study of the human mind (objective introspection) o Edward Titchener (Structuralism- the study of the structure of the mind) o Margaret F. Washburn first woman with a PhD in psychology wrote “the animal mind” o William James (functionalism- how the brain allows people to function everyday) o John watson and B.F. Skinner (behavioralism- study of measurable and observable aspects of human behavior) o Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers (Humanism positive aspects of individual) o Know different waves/schools of thought in psychology o observable introspection o structuralism o functionalism o behavioralism o humanism o cognitive psychology- study of mental processes such as attention, memory and language - Identify at least 2 different types of psychologists and what they do, where they work - research psychologist - academic psychologist - specialization psychologist (forensic psychologists, school psychologist - Understand the scientific method - 1. ask a question - 2. form a hypothesis - 3. test hypothesis - 4. draw conclusions - 5. report results - Distinguish between a hypothesis and theory
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- a hypothesis is a testable prediction about processes that can be observed or measured while a theory is an explanation for a broad range of observations and is built off of the hypothesis o Know what is considered a good hypothesis o an if/then statement, testable -
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