PrologueandCh.1Vocab - AP Psychology Introduction and Ch. 1...

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AP Psychology Introduction and Ch. 1 vocab the scientific study of behavior and mental processes psychology the view that knowledge comes from experience via the senses empiricism science flourishes through observation and experiment empiricism an early school of psychology that used introspection to explore the elemental structure of the human mind structuralism a school of psychology that focused on how mental and behavioral processes enable the organism to adapt, survive, and flourish functionalism the longstanding controversy over the relative contributions that genes and experience make the development of psychological traits and behaviors nature-nurture issue the principle that those contributing to reproduction and survival will most likely be passed onto succeeding generations natural selection the differing complementary views, from biological to psychological to social-cultural, for analyzing any given phenomenon levels of analysis an integrated perspective that incorporates biological, psychological, and social-cultural levels of analysis biopsychosocial approach pure science that aims to increase the scientific knowledge base basic research scientific study that aims to solve practical problems applied research a branch of psychology that assists people with problems in living and in achieving greater well- being counseling psychology a branch of psychology that studies, assesses, and
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PrologueandCh.1Vocab - AP Psychology Introduction and Ch. 1...

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