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GPSYC 101 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
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What is Psychology? Study of the mind. Study of mental processes. Study of behavior. Study of behavior and mental processes. Scientific study of behavior and mental processes.
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What is Science? A particular discipline (biology, chemistry, physics, etc.)? A method or approach to acquiring knowledge in a discipline. Relies on empirical, verifiable evidence
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Unformatted text preview: and systematic testing of hypotheses Is Psychology a Science? Usually uses the scientific method. Psychology is very diverse. Some areas are more scientific than others. Should Psychology be a Science? Why should Psychology be a Science? Dispel myths. Acquire knowledge that can be verified. Get funding for research (just kidding)....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course GPSYC 101 taught by Professor Huffman during the Spring '08 term at James Madison University.

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