Ch1 - 8/30/2011 PSYC2313:001:PsychologyandHumanProblems

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8/30/2011 1 PSYC 2313:001: Psychology and Human Problems ± Psychology is the science that studies behavior and the physiological and mental processes that underlie it ± Psychology is the discipline/profession that applies the accumulate knowledge of this science to practical problems ± Behaviors ± overt responses or activities of an organism ± Mental Processes: ± Cognitions (thoughts) ± Affect (emotions) ± Physiology ± Bodily functions/process (eg neural impulses, genetics, hormonal secretions, etc.)
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8/30/2011 2 ± Psychology: ± derrived from the Greek words Psyche (soul) and Logos (the study of) ± Modern definition: the Scientific study of Behavior and Mind Scientific: Based on observation (empiricism) Behavior: Observable actions Mind: Subjective experiences such as thoughts, emotions ± Early Philosophers ± Confucius (china); Buddha (India); Hebrews (Israel) Mind, body, emotion are connected St (6 BCE) Pl t ± Socrates (469 399 BCE); Plato Mind & body are separate, mind is liberated after death ±
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2011 for the course PSYC 2313 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Oklahoma State.

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Ch1 - 8/30/2011 PSYC2313:001:PsychologyandHumanProblems

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