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Definitions Psychology The scientific study of the behavior of humans and other animals Psychology is a Science Theories and facts emerge from the application of the scientific method Psychology Studies Behavior Psychology studies observable behavior and the mental processes that contribute to such behavior.
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Animals and Humans in Psychology Use of Animals in Psychology Simpler model Provides greater controls Ethical considerations Practical Simply observe animal behavior
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History Roots of Psychology Philosophy: Philosophers such as Aristotle, Descartes, and Locke raised questions about human thought, feelings, and behaviors. Physiology: Division of biology which is the systematic study of bodily processes Structuralists Wundt: Developed first laboratory established in University of Leipzig in 1879 making psychology a scientific discipline.
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