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Unformatted text preview: assroom program M. Bassil PSYC 202 2 Create PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com) The 5 Central Goals of Ψ The 1. 2. 3. 4. 4. 5. To describe how people & other species To describe how behave behave To understand the causes of behavior To understand To predict behavior under certain conditions To predict behavior To influence behavior through controlling its To influence behavior causes causes To apply Ψcal knowledge to enhance human To apply cal welfare welfare M. Bassil PSYC 202 Broad Levels of Analysis (e.g. Depression) Biological level: brain processes, genetic influences,…. influences, Psychological level: our thoughts, feelings, motives,… motives, Environmental level: our exposure to past & current physical & social environments current Mind-Body & Nature-Nurture interactions M. Bassil PSYC 202 3 Create PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com) How did Ψ become so How become broad? broad? Early Perspectives on Behavior Philosophers Philosophers - (1600s): (1600s) Descartes’ Body-Mind Dualism: mind is spiritual Mind & separate than physical body; both interact in the brain’s pineal separate pineal gland gland - Hobbs’ Monism: Body & mind are one; mind can be Monism: studied by measuring physical brain processes studied - Locke’s British Empiricism: All ideas & images British are gained empirically through the senses (observation)...
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