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Psychology Chapter 1 - o Behaviorists says science is...

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Psychology Chapter 1 1879 Wilhelm Wndt created the first experimental apparatus in psychology, asking people to respond to the noise of ball dropping Mary Calkins -1 st APA president followed by Margaret Floy Washburn, 1 st phD Psychology – the scientific study of behavior and mental processes o Behavior – anything an organism does o Mental processes – the internal subjective experiences we infer from behavior (sensations, perceptions, dreams, thoughts, beliefs, and feelings)
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Unformatted text preview: o Behaviorists says science is rooted in observation • Cognitive neuroscience – the study of brain activity underlying thought • Nature-nurture issue – the longstanding controversy over the relative contributions that genes and experience make to development of psychological traits and behaviors. Today’s science sees traits and behaviors arising from the interaction of nature and nurture •...
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