PSY 201: Section 8 - General PsychologyExam 1: Preparation GuideLecture 1 (Chapter 1)1. What are some potential problems with basing psychological thought on common sense?2. What are some treatments that scientific research has shown to be potentially harmful?3. How do we define psychology today?4. What are three big philosophical questions that guide theories of psychology?5. Who are the important historical figures in psychology?6. What early experiments provided major contributions to the field as well as to the general public?7. What are some of the areas of research and service for psychologists?1. What are the basic assumptions of scientific thought?2. What are the primary elements to the scientific method?3. What are the major components a good theory must have?4. Why is falsifiability important for any scientific theory?5. Why is an operational definition critically important in the study of psychology?
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Psychology, Important historical Figures, big philosophical questions