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Psychology 2 (A brief tour through the wide- ranging field of psychology) Jennifer Arter
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Class business s Research Participation Program s Syllabus b ebook option s Email etiquette b Who are you? b Put Psy 2 in the subject line b Is the info on the syllabus? s Lectures, the textbook, and exams s DSP accommodations s Enrollment
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What is psychology? s “The scientific study of behavior and mental processes.” b Behavior: anything you do s Laugh, move your arm, blink, sweat, answer a multiple- choice question… b Mental processes: internal, subjective s Sensations, perceptions, dreams, thoughts, beliefs… s Can’t measure directly
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Where did psychology come from? s First, there was philosophy b b Aristotle (384-322 BC): learning, observation s Then, there was science b Francis Bacon (1561-1626), John Locke (1632- 1704) s Empiricism: b Knowledge comes from experience b Science based on observation and experiment
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2010 for the course PSYCH 2 taught by Professor Don'tremember during the Spring '04 term at Berkeley.

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