exam 1 review pt. 1

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Chapter one: thinking critically with psychological science Psychological Roots Wilhelm Wundt established the first psychology lab in 1879-investigating introspection (self- examination of one’s own emotional states and mental processes.) Behaviorists such as B.F. Skinner rejected this notion of studying mental processes, claiming the only things worth studying were observable behaviors Humanistic psychology emphasizes current environmental influences on growth, love and acceptance Contemporary Psychology Nature v. nurture Biopsychosocial approach – incorporates biology, sociology and psychology to understand what influences the individual Intuition and Common Sense Hindsight bias Overconfidence The Scientific Method Theory – an explanation using an integrated set of principals that organizes observations and predicts behaviors or events (ex. Low self esteem contribute to depression) Hypothesis – a testable prediction, often implied by a theory (ex. People with low self
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