Behaviorism emerged really as a reaction to the unscientific approach of
B.F. Skinner (1904-1990) Operant Conditioning
Psychology Main Goals:
Discover behaviors & mental processes
Adam is a risk-taker who demonstrates poor decision making.
Explain behaviors & mental processes
Adams attraction to risky activities is genetically based, but also influenced by his upbringing.
Social Psychology Part 1 Social Relations and Cognition
What is Social Psychology
Need to Belong
When do people ask why about events? (i.e., typically when the event is what?)
Study Guide 1 for Psychology Exam 2
Lecture 7 and 8/ Chapter 8
How do we define a child
Rooting reflex and Grasping reflex
Brain development (i.e., biological)
Physical Development (child, sequence of events)
Piagets Theory of Development
- Sensorimoter s
What Psychology Is
Definition of Psychology
Is Psychology a Science?
Goals of Psychology
Brief History of Psychology
Subfields and Specializations
What is Psychology? Psychology is the study of two things:
Study Guide 2 For Psychology Exam 2
What is perception?
Selective Attention how does it influence perception
- Inattentional Blindness and Change Blindness
Principles of perceptual organization
- Form perception
o Figure Ground
Review Sheet for Psychology Exam 1
What is Psychology?
What does psychology try to do? (i.e., four goals/aims/jobs)
Who was Wilhelm Wundt?
Who was William James?
Lecture 2 and 3/Chapter 1
What is wrong with human intuition?
- know the di
Wilhelm Wundt (1879) first psychology lab
Applied scientific principles to the study of the human mind
Structuralism (Edward Titchener)
William James first American psych lab
Modern Psychology Perspectives
Focus on how people think, remember, store, and use information; processes involved
Foundations in Gestalt
Memory, intelligence, perception, problem solving, and learning
Sensations are the fundamental, elementary components of an experience. Perception refers to the
collection of processes used to arrive at a meaningful interpretation of sensations
Whatever the sensory system, the brain must translat
Psychology, predominantly, is the study of normal human functioning
Psychology attempts to map out the essential elements of mind and behavior
Benefits of studying psychology include control and modification of own beh
The field of neuroscience studies the connection among the brain, the mind, and behavior
The brain and the spinal cord comprise the central nervous system, while an additional
network of nerves, the peripheral nervous sys
Sample research problem: subliminal influence, evidence is weak at best
Psychologists rely on the scientific method, made up of the following components
Generate a hypothesis,
Session 2: The study of psychology in context dates back to the ancient civilizations o Greece, China, India, Persia How did the scientific foundations of psychology develop? o Experimental begins with structuralism o Functionalism addresses behavior o Ge