Psychology - Chapter 1 What is Psychology? Psychology The...

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Chapter 1 What is Psychology? Psychology The study of the mind and behavior why people act, think, and feel as they do Hard-headed curiosity Common Misconceptions Psychology is about giving advice Psychology is common sense Psychology is the study of mental illness Surprising Findings Massive losses of brain tissue early in life my have minimal long term effects Two kids reared together have different personalities All types of people report roughly comparable levels of personal happiness Electroconvulsive Shock Therapy (ECT) is effective in treating depression Popular Beliefs Debunked Most mothers ARE NOT depressed after their children leave Sleep walkers are not acting out their dreams Sleep talkers are not verbalizing their dreams Opposites do not attract Limits to Common Sense A ball rolls down a spiral track. The end of the track curves left. What direction does the ball take when it leaves the track? Limits to Common Sense
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course PSYCH 2500 taught by Professor Watley during the Fall '08 term at Valdosta State University .

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