Psych ch1 notes - Define psychology the scientific study of...

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Define psychology – the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Topics of interest include the nervous system, sensation and perception, learning and memory, intelligence, language, thought, growth and development, personality, stress and health, psychological disorders, ways of treating those disorders, sexual behavior, and the behavior of people in social settings such as groups and organizations. What are the goals of psychology? Seeks to describe, explain, predict, and control the events it studies. For example, a psychologist would wish to help someone who is suffering from anxiety who asks for help. What is a theory? Proposed reasons for relationships among events, as in perception of a threat can arouse feelings of anxiety. Theories allow for psychologists to derive explanations and predictions for these feelings. Describe pure research. What is it used for? Who uses it? Pure research is research that has no immediate application to personal or social problems
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