Intro - Introduction to Psychology H is to r y , P e r s p...

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1 1 Introduction to Psychology Ψ History, Perspectives, and Key Issues 2 Definition of Psychology The scientific study of mental processes and behavior NOT just common sense Anecdotes are not evidence! NOT pseudoscience Confirmation bias 3 True or False? It is a myth that most people use only about 10% of their brains. During your most vivid dreams, your body is likely to be paralyzed. Psychological stress can cause illness.
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2 4 True or False? The color red exists only as a sensation in the brain. There is no “red” in the world outside the brain. Bipolar (manic -depressive) disorder is caused by conflict in the unconscious mind. The newborn’s mind is essentially a “blank slate” on which every he or she will know is “written” (learned) by experience. 5 True or False? Everything that happens to us leaves a permanent record in memory. You were born with all the brain cells that you will ever
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2010 for the course PSYCH 1A taught by Professor Kerrihogue during the Fall '10 term at Santa Rosa.

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