Lecture_1 - Lecture1:IntrotoPsychology TheBasicModel...

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Lecture 1: Intro to Psychology The Basic Model: Environment (interaction with);   Person --> Behavior --> Outcome Examples of the effects of our environment on our behavior: -Heat; no matter how motivated you are, chances are if you are unbearably hot you will lose energy and in turn be  less motivated. -Other people; it can go more than one way.  If there is a crowd watching you rather than no one, you can either be  much more motivated and more willing to work harder, or you can become shy and less likely to perform. PxE= Person interacting with the environment Behavior is a result of PxE.  PxE=Behavior, and (PxE=B)=Outcome. The ABCs of Psychology A - affect (emotions, feelings, moods)  B - behavior (actions)  C - cognitive (thought processes, reasoning, decision making)  You cannot gain a clear assessment of anything without observing all three components. Perspectives of Psychology: Psychodynamic  --> the place to look for an understanding of human actions and behaviors is inside the  person (In the unconscious mind).  When you look for treatment of psychological problems, this type of  psychologist would be the one you would see.  Behavioral  --> opposed to Psychodynamic; believed that Freud and his colleagues were "stupid" and  that there was no validity to their ideas.  The primary focus of this area was in the behavior of the person,  as you cannot measure the evidence from the unconscious mind whereas in behavior you can. i.e.:  Pavlov's dog.  Cognitive  --> believed that people were relevant in the study of psychology, and a such focused again 
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