Chapter 1 - THINKING CRITICALLY WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE...

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THINKING CRITICALLY WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE Psychology is the science of behaviour and mental processes
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Current perspectives in psychology: Neuroscience perspective studies how the body and brain work to create emotions, memories, and sensory experiences.
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Current perspectives in psychology: Evolutionary perspective considers how evolution influences behaviour tendencies.
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Current perspectives in psychology: Psychodynamic perspective views behaviour as springing from unconscious drives and conflicts.
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Current perspectives in psychology: Behavioural perspective examines how observable responses are acquired and changed.
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Current perspectives in psychology: Cognitive perspective studies how we encode, process, store, and retrieve information.
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Current perspectives in psychology: Social-cultural perspective examines how behaviour and thinking vary with the situation and culture.
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- Perspectives need not contradict one another. - Each has its own purposes, questions, and limits. - Together, these complementary viewpoints provide a fuller understanding of mind and behaviour. - Imagine a poem Complementary perspectives
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- Basic research : pure science that aims to increase the scientific knowledge base - Applied research : scientific study that aims to solve practical problems Psychology’s subfields
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Chapter 1 - THINKING CRITICALLY WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE...

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