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Psychology Notes 1 - 11:48:00 ← Psychology the scientific...

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Unformatted text preview: 07/04/2008 11:48:00 ← Psychology- the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. A psychologist should provide an account of the individual in modern society. • Psychology focuses on the individual • Cultural individualism • Divides the individual into different components ← ← To analyze an individual they need to they need to be split up into different sub fields. ← ← Areas in Psychology: ← ← 1) Developmental Psychology • study infants, toddlers, teenagers, aging • Dr. Piaget put how infants process on the map o How do we develop rationally o Through visual principles of thought 2) Biological Psychology- Biology of Behavior (physiological) • Study of genetic influence, drug, neurophysiology, • Relationship between genetics, physiology, neurophysiology, hormones and how all of that influences behavior ← ← 3) Experimental Psychology • Studies: o How people learn o People’s: Process information Attention span Perception Memory ← Takes people’s mental processes and break them into components ← ← 4) Personality Psychology- what makes someone unique. • Individual differences- Traits • Study individual differences (how you dress, how you speak, how people are influenced by your traits) o Characteristics that make you unique Introverted= shy Extroverted= outgoing Intelligence- Inherited vs. Learned ← ← 5) Clinical Psychologist (therapist)- Study and treat physiological disorders •...
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