Study guide 1 - Psychology 101 Study Guide 1 Chapter 1...

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Psychology 101: Study Guide 1 Chapter 1 Psychology – is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Setting Business, Government, or other settings, 18.8% Managed care settings,7.1% Other human service, 11.3% Hospitals 13.7% Private practice, 7.7% School districts, 11.1% Colleges, universities and other academic settings, 29.8% The most common setting is the academic settings. Differences between a Psychologist and a psychiatrist Major prospective to psychology Biological- People are biological organism. Behavioral neuroscience is the subfield of psychology that mainly examines how the brain and the nervous system- and other biological processes as well-determine behavior. Thus, neuroscience considers how our bodies influence our behavior. Example the link between specific sites in the brain and the muscular tremors of people affected by Parkinson’s disease or investigation how our emotions are related to physical sensations. Behavioral- focus on observable behavior. Whereas the neuroscience and psychodynamic approaches look inside the organism to determine the cause of its behavior, the behavioral perspective takes a very different approach. Grew out of a rejection of psychology’s early emphasis on the inner workings of the mind. Instead, behaviorists suggested that the field should focus on observable behavior that can be measured objectively. Cognitive- Examines how people understand and think about the world. Focuses on how people think, understand, and know about the world. The emphasis is on learning how people comprehend and represent the outside world within them-selves and how our ways of thinking about the world influences our behavior. Developmental- Examines hoe people grow and change from the moment of conception through death. Psychodynamic- Believes behavior is motivated by inner, unconscious forces over which a person has little control. End and begins with this. Proponents of psychodynamic perspective argues that behavior is motivated by inner forces and conflicts about which we have little awareness or control. They view dreams and slips of the tongue as indications of what a person is truly feeling within a seething cauldron of unconscious psychic activity. Land mark event occurred 1879.
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Wilhelm Wundt inaugurates first psychology laboratory in Leipzig, Germany. (established the first experimental laboratory devoted to psychological phenomena’s) Structuralism and functionalism both sought to understand consciousness and mental processes . -Major players that associate with structuralism and functionalism are: Structuralism- Wundt he aimed to study the building blocks of the mind. He considered psychology to be the study of conscious experience his perspective, which came to be known as structuralism, focused on uncovering the fundamental mental components of perception, consciousness, thinking, emotions, and other kinds of mental states and activities. Interested in what happen.
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 101 taught by Professor Morris during the Spring '11 term at West Virginia State University.

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