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What is Psychology? Chapter 1
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Overview Defining Psychology Historical Foundations of Psychology Contemporary Approaches to Psychology Specializations and Careers in Psychology
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Defining Psychology
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Psychology: Defined Key components of this definition: Science Behavior Mental Processes
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Psychology: Defined Science: objective; the use of systematic methods to observe, describe, predict, and explain behavior Behavior: Mental processes:
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Psychology and Common Sense Is psychology simply common sense? Sometimes yes, but sometimes no… Hindsight Bias Unexpected Findings
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Historical Foundations of Psychology
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Historical Approaches Western Philosophy Biology and Physiology Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920) First Psychology Laboratory (1879) established at the University of Leipzig
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Structuralism Wundt: Identify structures of the mind Research described dimensions of feeling: Methodology: Objective Introspection
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William James and Pragmatism Identify the functions of the mind
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