Lec1 Intro - G o a ls f o r T o d a y Introduction to...

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Introduction to Psychology Erin Jones Goals for Today A little background about me Icebreaker! Introduction to psychology Syllabus What is Psychology? Psychology is … the science that … seeks to understand behavior ... and mental processes , and to apply that understanding … in the service of human welfare Psyche = Mind What makes something Scientific? What does this include? What does this include? To what? Examples? What do psychologists do? The obvious: Mental Health Centers Hospitals Schools Universities The not so obvious: Advertising Politics Gambling Industry CIA, FBI, Military Video Game Companies Airline Companies
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Where do psychologists work? Subfields of Psychology Biological ( physiological) Developmental Cognitive ( experimental ) Personality Clinical and Community Health Educational Social Industrial Organizational (I/0) Quantitative Sports Forensic Environmental Illinois Psychology Our Divisions: Cognitive Social, Personality, and Organizational (SPO) Developmental Biological Visual Cognition and Human Performance (VCHP) Quantitative The Roots of Psychology Empiricism 1600’s John Locke Observation to reach understanding empirical method tabula rasa “blank slate” Sensations and reflections
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1880 Today 1900 1920 1940 1960 1980 A Brief Modern History of Psychology 1880 Today Wilhelm Wundt Approach: STRUCTURALISM • Established the first formal psychological research lab in Germany in 1879 •His student (Edward Titchener)
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