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CHAPTER 1 WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY?
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PSYCHOLOGY What is Psychology? h Psychology is a word deriving from Greek roots: h Psyche – “soul” or “mind,” Logos – “word” Psychology is the systematic study of behavior and experience
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Psychologists’ Goals Psychologists engage in the study of psychology in order to understand, explain, and predict behavior What are the major philosophical issues that are relevant to this study?
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Psychologists’ Goals General Points about Psychology h “It Depends” (Few Things are True of All People all the Time) h Research Progress Depends on Good Measurement h Correlation Does Not Indicate Causation
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Psychologists’ Goals General Points about Psychology h Variations among Individuals Reflect Both Heredity and Environment h The Best Predictor of Future Behavior is Past Behavior in Similar Situations h Some Statements in Psychology Reflect Stronger Evidence Than Others
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Free will versus Determination Mind/Body Problem Nature/Nurture Debate
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2010 for the course PSY 22518 taught by Professor Dr.chrismayhorn during the Fall '09 term at N.C. State.

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