test 1 review - Psychology 101 What is psychology: the...

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Psychology 101 What is psychology: the science of behavior and mental processes Major Perspectives: Behavior: observable responses-- how people behave and why--why addicted to drugs? Cognitive: how we attend to or process information--flashbulb memories--how we form new memories Social: how behavior and mental processes vary across situation involving different people--authority Developmental: how behavior changes as we age. Change in personality or intelligence Differential: different from person to person Clinical- psychopathology, abnormal behavior, origin of mental illness Neuroscientific: brain controls behavior and mental processes Applied: actual behavioral and mental processes in everyday settings Science: -observe something -theory : set of concepts aimed at explaining some aspect of the natural or physical world which can be tested and falsified. -publish History: Greece Hippocrates: mind and body, how the source of mind is related to the body. Psyche: vital breath of life
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Jackson during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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