Introduc_301 - Psychology Schacter Gilbert Wegner Chapter 1...

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Psychology Schacter, Gilbert, Wegner
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Chapter 1 Psychology: The Evolution of a Science Psychology’s Roots: The Path to a Science of Mind Errors and Illusions Reveal Psychology Psychology in the 20th Century: Behaviorism Beyond Behaviorism: Psychology Expands Beyond the Individual: Social and Cultural Perspectives The Profession of Psychoogy
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What Psychologists Do Faculty positions Private practice School psychologists Research psychologists Counseling psychologists
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Psychology The scientific study of mind and behavior.
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Mind Our private inner experience of perceptions, thoughts, memories, and feelings.
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Behavior Observable actions of human beings and nonhuman animals.
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Psychology is cool . . . How are our perceptions, thoughts, memories,and feelings related to activity in the brain?
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Example: fMRI is used to investigate activity in the brain as people recall recently learned information Make up simple sentences with the following word pairs: tree bicycle water mouse bottle photo
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Example: fMRI is used to investigate activity in the brain as people recall recently learned information 0.7 0.75 0.8 0.85 0.9 0.95 1 Condition Intact Pair New Pair Split Pair
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Psychology’s Roots Psychology’s definition Important questions What are the bases of perceptions, thoughts, memories, and feelings, or our subjective sense of self? How does the mind usually allow us to function effectively in the world? Why does the mind occasionally function so ineffectively in the world?
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Psychology’s Roots—The Great Philosophers Plato (428 BC–347 BC) argues for nativism innate knowledge Aristotle (384 BC–322 BC) and “tabula rasa” philosophical empiricism Descartes (1596–1650) – dualism pineal gland Phrenology – takes “Gall” (1758–1828) mapping the mind?
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Psychology’s Roots—Biology Matters Pierre Flourens (1794–1867) Pioneered experimental method of localized lesions of the brain in living rabbits and pigeons Paul Broca (1825–1880) Observed patient unable to speak but could understand Identified area in left frontal lobe: Broca’s area From Physiology to Psychology Helmholtz (1821–1894) —stimuli and the speed of responses Wundt (1832–1920) —structualism; stimuli and subjective responses
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Psychology’s Roots—Physiology Important terms
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This note was uploaded on 08/24/2011 for the course PSY 301 taught by Professor Pennebaker during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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Introduc_301 - Psychology Schacter Gilbert Wegner Chapter 1...

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