a_Intro_Objectives - 1Learning Objectives: Lecture ~...

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1 Learning Objectives: Lecture ~ Introduction Content of Psychology 1. Describe the basic model of psychology and the three major variables. Person -> behavior -> outcome 2. Describe the ABC's of psychology. Affect Behavior – what behavior is related to discriminate certain people? Cognitive – decision making, the way we think, how to think about groups of people. Perspectives of Psychology 3. Describe the different perspectives and explain their focus on human experience. There are no unified approach in psychology, there are several. Some look at specific kinds of things in a specific way, to get different perspectives. Conflicting view points. Sigmond Frued was the father in psychodynamic theory. Most are in their subconscious mind. Behavior – to understand a person’s behavior, you have to look at his/hers environment. All persons are the product of their learning. Same principal that applies to a rat applies to you. The next approach that comes is in the 1960s is the cognitive (psychologists) perspective. This approach begin looks inside the person. They believe we can learn about the conscious mind and the relationship to the brain. How to people think, how do they remember. This movement often referred to as a revolution, began replace both Behavior and psychodynamics. Research in genetics is related to many topics in psychology. Is there a genetic cause for depression?
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2010 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Ennis during the Winter '09 term at Waterloo.

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