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Unformatted text preview: Psychology What is Psychology? The scientific study of behavior and the mind Three key elements science, behavior, mind Fields of Psychology Physiological psychology o investigate the biological basis of human behavior o link between brain functioning and overall behavior. Cognitive psychology o perception, decision making, language, learning, memory Social psychology o First impressions, attraction, how attitudes are formed and maintained, prejudice and persuasion, conformity and obedience to authority Personality psychology o study the differences between people in such traits as anxiety, sociability, self-esteem, aggressiveness Developmental psychology o nature vs. nurture debate (biological vs. environmental factors), stage theories, change and growth Clinical and counseling psychology o counseling, diagnosis, cause, and treatment of psychological disorders.counseling, diagnosis, cause, and treatment of psychological disorders....
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2011 for the course PSYCH 1300 taught by Professor Hornstein during the Spring '11 term at SMU.
- Spring '11