General Psych - GeneralPsych:FirstDay 17:15...

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General Psych: First Day  17:15 What is psychology?  Psyche- mind or soul Logos- word Past – psychology is the study of the mind or should Present – Clinical psychologists are the most well known types of psychologies Also includes sensation and perception Learning and memory Pyschological functions- hungar thirst sleep sex Child development “It depends” –Seems to imply that there are no real answers.  Almost every aspect of behavior depends on age  Behavior also depends with genetics, health, past experience, state of consciousness Gender Culture It depends- on the contrary, it depends implies variables. (Change in test ink color  results in change in test performance. ) Studies shoe that variable influence our behavior in many ways that are less than  obvious.  Parkinson’s Disease- Movement disease. MRI’s were invented. New strain of  Parkinson’s. Decided to test on animals.  Behavioral topics lend themselves to measurement. Fever, sleep decrease in  performance under the influence of drugs Some conclusions reflect stronger evidence than others.  ALCOHOL CAN CAUSE BRAIN DAMAGE TO AN UNBORN FETUS
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