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2) Contemporary Approaches to PsychologyBiological ApproachBiological Approach: examine the behavior and mental processes which is the focus on thebody, especially the brain and nervous system.Neuroscience: the scientific study of the structure, function, development, genetics, andbiochemistry of the nervous system. Believe that thoughts and emotions have a physical basisin the brain.Behavioral ApproachBehavioral Approach: emphasis the study of observable behavioral responses andenvironmental determinants.-Theorist: Skinner, who emphasized that PSY should be about what people do - thieractions and behaviors - and should not concern itself with things that cannot be seen,such as thoughts, feelings, and goals.Psychodynamic ApproachPsychodynamic Approach: emphasizes unconscious thought, the conflict between biologicaldrives, such as the drive for sex and society demands and early childhood family experiences.-Theorist: Freud, who is the founding father of the psychodynamic approach, theorizedthat early relationships with parents shape an individual’s personality.Class Notes 01/10/20Research MethodsThe Scientific Method-Science doesn’t prove research.1.Perceiving the question: you see something in the world and want an explanation for it.2.Form a hypothesis: form an educated guess about the explanation for theobservation.Confirming Bias: tendency to interpret new evidence as confirmation ofone's existing beliefs.

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Professor
AaronL.Ashley
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researcher, The Unconscious,

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