Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 1 Introduction - Introduction to Psychology

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 6/2/11 Click to edit Master subtitle style Introduction to Psychology Chapter 1 11
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 6/2/11 An Introduction to  the World of Psychology  n Definition of Psychology The scientific study of behavior and mental processes n The Scientific Method The orderly, systematic procedures that researchers follow  as they: n identify a research problem,  n design a study to investigate the problem,  n collect and analyze data,  22
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 6/2/11 The Scientific Method 33
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 6/2/11 Goals of Psychology n Description Tells what occurred as accurately and completely as possible n Explanation An understanding of conditions  Confirmed by ruling in or out alternatives n Prediction Must Identify all antecedent conditions n Influence 44
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 6/2/11 Goals of Psychology n Basic Research Conducted to seek new knowledge and explore and  advance general scientific understanding n Applied Research Conducted specifically to solve practical problems and  improve the quality of life 55
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 6/2/11 Exploring Psychology’s Roots n Wilhelm Wundt n “The father” of psychology n Pure sensations are basic elements of consciousness  n Edward Titchener n Established Psychology lab in U.S. at Cornell n Consciousness reduced to basic elements n Structuralism First formal school of thought  Endeavored to analyze basic elements of conscious mental  experience 66
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 6/2/11 Psychology’s Roots
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Cusaac during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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Chapter 1 Introduction - Introduction to Psychology

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