Chapter 1 - predict behavior/reactions across situations...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Psychology - scientific study of the mind, brain, and behavior Scientific Theory - explanation for a large number of findings in the natural world Hypothesis – testable prediction derived from a scientific theory Principles of Scientific Thinking Rule out rival hypotheses Correlation vs. Causation Falsifiability Replicability Extraordinary claim Occam's razor – does simpler explanation work? Warning signs of pseudoscience Goals of Psychology describe how people & animals behave understand & explain cause of behavior
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: predict behavior/reactions across situations control behavior through understanding its causes & consequences Framework of Psychology Structural Psychoanalysis Cognitivism Functionalism Behaviorism Levels of Analysis Social personal relationships Behavioral what you do Mental thoughts & feelings Neurological brain structure & function Neurochemical neurotransmitters Molecular genes Debates Nature vs. Nurture...
View Full Document

Ask a homework question - tutors are online