intro and hist-a09

intro and hist-a09 - Psychologys Roots Definition of...

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Psychology’s Roots ± Definition of Psychology ± The science of behavior (what we do) and mental processes (sensations, perceptions, dreams, thoughts, beliefs, and feelings)
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Basic and Applied Research ± Basic Research – Research that addresses an important issue or problem but has no immediate practical consequences (knowledge for the sake of knowledge). ± Applied Research – Research designed to deal will an immediate, practical problem that needs a solution. Contemporary Psychology ² Psychology’s Subfields ² Basic Research ² biological psychologists explore the links between brain and mind ² developmental psychologists study changing abilities from womb to tomb ² cognitive psychologists study how we perceive, think, and solve problems
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Basic Research: Brain and Mind Terri Shiavo before her 1990 collapse Terri Shiavo suffered severe brain damage in 1990 caused by cardiac arrest brought on by a potassium deficiency in her blood thought to be due to bulimia . She remained in a “persistent vegetative state” for 15 years, while kept alive by gastric feeding tube. Was she consciously aware of her condition or her surroundings? Contemporary Psychology ± Psychology’s Subfields ± Basic Research ± Personality psychologists investigate our persistent traits ± Social psychologists explore how we view and affect one another
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This note was uploaded on 11/24/2009 for the course PSYCH 10 taught by Professor Zaidel during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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