Lecture 5 - ourselves ,brain,and behavior Asadiscipline,...

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Psychology as a means to understand urselves ourselves ur working definition will be that psychology is Our working definition will be that psychology is the scientific study of the mind, brain, and ehavior behavior. As a discipline, psychology spans many levels of analysis Runs from biological to social influences
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We can’t understand sychology by focusing psychology by focusing on only one level of alysis ut instead by analysis – but instead by examining all of them CAN YOU CLASSIFY THESE LEVELS into the 2X2 framework of proximate/ultimate causation?
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Psychology is both Challenging and Fascinating ve factors make the study of psychology Five factors make the study of psychology very difficult, but very rewarding. ehavior is difficult to predict 1. Behavior is difficult to predict. Actions are multiply determined. 2. Psychological influences are rarely independent of each other. 3. Individual differences among subjects
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hallenging and Fascinating Challenging and Fascinating 4. Participants influence one another Reciprocal determinism 5. Behavior is shaped by experience and culture Emic vs. etic approaches (Kenneth L. Pike in 1954) Phonemic vs. phonetic (i.e. culture/population specific vs. universal) COLOR WHITE urity virginity vs flat reflectance spectra) (purity, virginity vs. flat reflectance spectra)
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ommon Sense Common Sense Most of us trust our gut intuitions about how the world works. Birds of a feather flock together. Opposites attract. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Better safe than sorry. Out of sight, out of mind. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Two heads are better than one. Too many cooks spoil the broth. Actions speak louder than words. The pen is mightier than the sword. Even though each of these ring true, they are in fact opposites!
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ommon Sense Common Sense Most of us trust our gut intuitions about how the world works. Birds of a feather flock together. Opposites attract.
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ommon Sense Common Sense Most of us trust our gut intuitions about how the world works. Birds of a feather flock together. Opposites attract. Per male mating success: 2P e r male mating success: 1
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ommon Sense Common Sense Most of us trust our gut intuitions about how the world works. Birds of a feather flock together. Opposites attract.
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Lecture 5 - ourselves ,brain,and behavior Asadiscipline,...

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