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Unformatted text preview: Psychology Defined Chapter One Psychology Defined The scientific investigation of mental processes and behavior Reflects the influences of: Biological Processes Individual Differences Time and Culture 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 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 Psychodynamic Perspective Identified the role of unconscious forces which determine behavior Personality determined by early life experiences Drives and motivations conflict leading to compromises Behaviorist Perspective Focus on observable behavioral responses The environmental impact on a persons actions...
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