Introduction to Psychology%28slides%29

Introduction to Psychology%28slides%29 - Elementary...

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Elementary Psychology PSY 12000: Spring 2011 Purdue University Dr. Wesselmann 1 Defining and Describing Psychology What is Psychology? 19 Some Common Misconceptions ± Psychology is about giving people advice ± Psychology is just the study of mental illness ± Psychological findings are straight-forward/easy ± Psychology isn’t science – just common sense 20
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“Common Sense” Debunked ± Bullies have small egos ± Unconditional praise is good ± You know yourself best ± Subliminal ads work 21 Definition of Psychology ± The scientific study of behavior and mind. ± The ABCs of Psychology A ffect – how we feel B ehavior – how we act C ognition – how we think 22 Goals of Psychology 23 Basic Research Areas in Psychology ± 7 Major Research Areas: – Developmental –Social – Experimental – Physiological – Cognitive – Personality – Psychometrics 24 Chances across lifespan Interpersonal / social forces Core concepts / Historical Genetics, Biological elements Higher mental processes Stable individual differences Measurement, Statistics
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Basic Research Areas in Psychology
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