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Chapter 1 - products of a community that are transmitted...

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Chapter 1 7 Themes: Theme 1: Empiricism is the premise that knowledge should be acquired through observation Theme 2: A theory is a system of interrelated ideas used to explain a set of observations Theme 3: Psychology and other sciences are influenced by trends, issues, and values in society…for example, the rapid growth of clinical psychology was greatly influenced by the war-related surge in the demand for clinical services. Theme 4: Behavior is governed by a complex network of interacting factors Theme 5: Culture refers to the widely shared customs, beliefs, values, norms, institutions, and other
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Unformatted text preview: products of a community that are transmitted socially across generations…cultural factors shape behavior and influence our interpretations of behavior. Theme 6: Heredity and environment interact to mold behavior in complex ways…it’s not nature or nurture, but the impact of nurture on nature and nature on nurture. Theme 7: Motives and expectations influence people’s experiences…the scientific method is used to keep this from being a problem....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2010 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor M during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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