1. Introduction. Psychology Defined

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Psychology Defined The scientific investigation of mental processes and behavior Reflects the influences of: Biological processes (neurons and electron interaction) Individual differences (self perceptions, ie. Pain) Time and Culture (changes in the field, what is being taught, what is understood)
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4 Goals of Psychology Describe how people and animals behave Understand and explain the causes of behavior Predict behaviors/reactions across situations Control behavior through understanding its causes and consequences
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A Sample of Psychological Perspectives Biological Perspective Understand the mind and behavior through biological processes in the brain Electrical and chemical processes of neurons Localization of function Phineas Gage
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Psychodynamic Perspective Conscious and Unconscious forces determine behavior Behavior as an interplay between thoughts and feelings Mental processes can conflict Freudian Slip
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