Ch 01-Intro & Methods - chapter 1 WhatisPsychology?...

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What is Psychology? chapter 1
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Overview The science of psychology What psychologists do Critical and scientific thinking Correlational studies The experiment Evaluating findings chapter 1
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Course Objectives A. Apply major psychological approaches to the study of behavior, including: -history -contributions -methods -research -terminology -current directions B. Evaluate scientific research methods and recognize individual bias in experimentation
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What is psychology? The discipline concerned with BEHAVIOR and  by an organism’s…   -physical state -mental state -external environment Empirical Relying on evidence gathered by careful observation,  experimentation, or measurement chapter 1
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Psychology, pseudoscience, and  common sense  Psychobabble and psychology  Not just common sense chapter 1
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Psychology’s past Two early psychologies Functionalism Psychoanalysis chapter 1
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Functionalism Early approach that emphasized the function or  purpose of behavior and consciousness Interested in  how  and  why  something happens Functionalists broadened field of psychology to  include the study of children, animals, religious  experiences, and stream of consciousness chapter 1
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Psychoanalysis A theory of personality and a method of  psychotherapy, originally formulated by  Sigmund Freud Emphasizes unconscious motives and  conflicts chapter 1
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Your turn The first field of psychology to ask  why   people have consciousness was: 1. Behaviorism 2. Phrenology 3. Psychoanalysis 4. Functionalism chapter 1
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Your turn The first field of psychology to ask  why   people have consciousness was: 1. Behaviorism 2. Phrenology 3. Psychoanalysis 4. Functionalism chapter 1
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Major Psychological  perspectives  Biological perspective  Learning perspective  Cognitive perspective  Sociocultural perspective  Psychodynamic perspective chapter 1
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The biological perspective Psychological approach that focuses on how  bodily events affect behavior, feelings, and  thoughts This perspective involves Hormones Brain chemistry Heredity Evolutionary influences chapter 1
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Learning perspective How environment and experience affect actions -Modeling/ Social-learning Theory -Behaviorism (operant & classical conditioning)
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The cognitive perspective Psychological approach- how thoughts  Memory, reasoning, language development,  problem-solving chapter 1
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The sociocultural  perspective Psychological approach that emphasizes  social and cultural forces outside the  individual This perspective involves Social psychology or the study of rules, roles, groups, and  relationships Cultural psychology or the study of cultural norms, values, and expectations chapter 1
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The psychodynamic  perspective
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Carawilliams during the Summer '10 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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Ch 01-Intro & Methods - chapter 1 WhatisPsychology?...

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