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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 Peoples: Process information Attention span Perception Memory Takes peoples 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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