Psych Overview - Psych Overview What is Psychology A...

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Psych Overview What is Psychology? A scientific study and application of knowledge about behavior and mind Behavior: Observable actions Mind: Sensation, perception, memories, motives, cognitions, emotions Scientific Study: Attempt to answer through collection and analysis of data Levels of Psychology Bio: Genetics, evolution, neurology Psych: Affect, behavior, cognition Socioculture: Interaction, relationships, culture Departments of Psych Bio, clinical, cognitive, developmental, social, neurological, education, women’s study Psychoanalysis - Sigmund Freud - Theorizes about unconscious process and unresolved past conflicts - Free Association: Patient is free to talk about whatever for however long he wants Behaviorism - John Watson, B.F. Skinner o A person can be trained to become anything, genes are unimportant - Studies objective observable environmental influence on overt behavior - [Stimulus] [Black Box = Mind] [Response] Humanistic Psych (Argues against Behaviorism) - Carl Rogers: Person Centered Therapy
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