Introducing Psychology and Research Methods

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Introducing Psychology and Research Methods What Is Psychology? Psychology Psyche: Mind Logos: Knowledge or study Definition: The scientific study of behavior and mental processes Behavior: Overt; i. e. , can be directly observed (crying) Mental Processes: Covert; i. e. , cannot be directly observed (remembering) Empiricism: The Goals To measure and describe behaviors To gather empirical evidence: information gained from direct observation and measurement To gather data: Observed facts To use scientific observation: Empirical investigation that is structured so that it answers
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Unformatted text preview: questions about the world What Topics Do Psychologists Research? • Development: – Course of human growth and development • Learning: – How and why it occurs in humans and animals • Personality: – Traits, motivations, and individual differences What Topics Do Psychologists Research? • Sensation and Perception: – How we come to know the world through our five senses • Comparative Psychology: – Behavior of different species • Biopsychology: – How behavior is related to biological processes, especially activities in the nervous system...
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