Chapter 1&2

Enabling people to adapt to their environments

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Unformatted text preview: imulus showed that human actions are not instantaneous consciousness: person’s subjective experience of the world and the mind structuralism: the analysis of the basic elements that constitute the mind introspection: the subjective observation of one’s own experience functionalism: the study of the purpose mental processes serve in enabling people to adapt to their environments unconscious: area that operates outside of the conscious but shapes one’s conscious thoughts, feelings, emotions…. Response: an action or physiological change elicited by a stimulus Reinforcement: the consequences of a behavior determine whether it will occur more or less likely Chapter 2 Causation for humans, detecting cause and effect is natural however, humans detect causal relationships that don’t exist And don’t detect causal relationships that do exist Natural correlations are the correlations that we observe in the world around us all causally related variables are correlated but not all correlated variables are causally related Third variable correlation means that two variables are correlated because each is...
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