Sep 13 - Psychology 1000

Sep 13 - Psychology 1000 - Primarily biological Modern...

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Psychology 1000 Sept. 13 What is Psychology? Explanations of Behaviour Schools of Psychology Pioneers Scan: Finish Chapter 1 What are the different approaches to psychology? Student Development Centre Preparing for MC exams Sept. 15, 12:30 – 1:30 Spencer Engineering 1200 Strategies for Psych 1000 Sept. 27, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Spencer Engineering 1200 PSYCHOLOGY Study Tips Long past, but short history - E.G. Boring Explanations of Behaviour Psychology: The scientific study of behavior and the mind (p. 4) Schools of Psychology Functionalism Focus on the function or significance of behaviour How does a behaviour (or mental process) help us to adapt
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Unformatted text preview: Primarily biological Modern Example: Psychobiology Neuroscience Ethology Psychodynamic Focus on unconscious experience…the “mind” Look for unresolved conflict o Internal conflict Importance of personality Modern Example: Brief Psychodynamic Therapy Unconscious processing o Freud Behaviourism Focus on behaviour … forget the “mind” Discuss how behaviour changes under various conditions Primarily environmental o External conditions that influence behaviour Modern Example: Learning Theories Behaviour Modification o E.g., phobias...
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course PSYCH 1000 taught by Professor Atkinson during the Fall '09 term at UWO.

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