Psychology Study Guide 1 - Psychology Study Guide 1 1....

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Psychology Study Guide 1 1. Psychology is the study of the mind, brain, and behavior. It is how we perceive, think, feel, learn, and interact with others. a. Biological Psychology- studies the relationship between internal and external systems and how they affect behavior in living things. b. Sensation and Perception- Sensation refers to the process of sensing our environment through touch, taste, sight, sound, and smell. This information is sent to our brains in raw form where perception comes into play. Perception is the way we interpret these sensations and therefore make sense of everything around us. c. Cognitive Psychology- discipline within psychology that investigates the internal mental processes of thought such as visual processing, memory, problem solving, and language d. Motivation & Emotion- study of goal-directed behavior; mood, temperament, personality, and disposition; 'Cognitive' versus 'non- cognitive' emotions; Instinctual emotions (from the amygdala), versus cognitive emotions (from the prefrontal cortex) e. Personality- the theory and study of personality types, personality traits and individual differences f. Psychopathology- either the study of mental illness or mental distress, or the manifestation of behaviors and experiences which may be indicative of mental illness or psychological impairment, such as abnormal, maladaptive behavior or mental activity g. Psychotherapy- personal counseling with a psychotherapist, is an intentional interpersonal relationship used by trained psychotherapists to aid a client or patient in problems of living h. Social Psychology- study of the relations between people and groups i. Developmental Psychology- scientific study of systematic psychological changes that occur in human beings over the course of the life span 2. Clinical vs. Experimental Psychology a. Clinical- medical practice involving therapy to individuals with mental disorders b. Experimental- conduct research with the help of experimental methods. The concern of experimental psychology is discovering the processes
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 4

Psychology Study Guide 1 - Psychology Study Guide 1 1....

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online