Psy1-2010-1_Intro_History

Psy1-2010-1_Intro_History - Psychology 1 Spring 2010 1:...

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1 ** Important Notice Concerning Lecture Material ** These files contain most, but not all, overhead material presented in lecture (e.g., some material may be altered or addedinlasminute changes) added in last-minute changes). The best use of these file is to print them out and take notes on them during lectures. Æ WARNING: Perfect knowledge of this material will not guarantee an A in the course. Important details will be presented in lectures but are not in these pdf files. Thus, it is very important that you attend lecture and discussion sections. Section 1.1: What is Psychology? ¾ Psychology is the scientific study of the mind , brain , and behavior . ¾ Psychology attempts to discover how the mind/brain works: that is, how we perceive, think, feel, learn, and interact with others. ¾ To study these aspects scientifically or empirically , psychologists study behavior ¾ Psychologists observe the way people react to sensory stimuli, solve problems, remember life events, express emotions, and relate to other’s behavior. Psychology is more than you think… Psychology 1 Spring 2010 1: Introduction & History
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2 Scientific Disciplines Within Psychology Biological Psychology Sensation and Perception Cognitive Psychology Motivation & Emotion Personality Psychopathology Psychotherapy Social Psychology Developmental Psychology Social Psychology: Interacting With Others First Impressions & Stereotypes From first impressions, you might think the professor is: …a cool and interesting dude. …a burned-out hippie who medicates himself before class. Had Professor Shimamura worn a 3-piece suit, you may think… …he’s an intelligent, urbane scholar who will delight you with worldly knowledge. …a boring, wanna-be Stanford professor who will provide you with hours of nap time. ¾ Psychology is a science . It seeks to understand how people behave in various circumstances (e.g., first impressions). But, psychology is also a clinical occupation Psychology 1 Spring 2010 1: Introduction & History
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3 Psychology as a Clinical Occupation Clinical Psychology is the medical practice involving therapy to individuals with mental disorders (e.g., depression, learning deficits, brain injury). Clinical psychologists are licensed to provide services to evaluate and treat mental disorders. This course deals with the understanding of the mind as a psychological science . We will discuss clinical psychology and therapies, but primarily we will focuses on the science of behavior. By analogy, consider the material learned as a pre-med vs what is learned in medical school. Integrating Psychological Fields Clinical Cognitive Personality/ Biological Social/ Behavior, Mind & Brain Development Emotion Cultural Psychology 1 Spring 2010 1: Introduction & History
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4 Psychology in the 21 st Century: Integrating Mind and Brain UC Berkeley’s Brain Imaging Center Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) The SQ3R Mnemonic Technique for Efficient Textbook Reading (Read Chp 1) S urvey (2-4 minutes) scan material read headings figures tables read headings, figures, tables Q
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