Lecture for Lisa1

Lecture for Lisa1 - WhatisPsychology? TheScientificMethod...

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1 What is Psychology? The Scientific Method Psychology 2012
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2 Overview What is Psychology? Historical Roots of Psychology Subfields of Psychology Ways to truth The Scientific Method
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3 What is Psychology? The Study of 2  things: Behavior Any activity that  can be  observed,  measured and  recorded
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4 What is Psychology? The Study of 2  things: Mental Processes Conscious and  unconscious  activities (e.g.,  thoughts,  emotions)
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5 What does Psychology do? Describe   mental processes “Robert is a risk-taker  who demonstrates poor  decision making.”
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6 What does Psychology do? Explain   mental processes “Robert’s attraction to risky  activities is genetically  based, but also influenced  by his upbringing.  He has  show poor decision making  since he was a child,  probably because he never  had to suffer the  consequences of his  actions.”
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course PSY 2012 taught by Professor Waesche during the Spring '08 term at FSU.

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Lecture for Lisa1 - WhatisPsychology? TheScientificMethod...

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