What is psychology?
Psychology is a science of Mind and behavior
What were the biggest obstacles to a psychology?
Dualism: The soul and the body were two separate entities. The mind is a product of the
soul. The soul cannot be subject to scientific study,
What is Scientific Theory?
Explains through an integrated set of principles and predicts behaviors or events
Must generate testable hypothesis that can show the theory to be false.
What are the goals of scientific Psychology?
Describe the features of beha
What is Sensation?
The process by which sense organs gather information about the environment and
transmit it to the brain.
What environmental info has vision?
What environmental info has hearing?
What environmental info has smell?
What is the central nervous system comprised of?
The brain and the spinal cord
What is the peripheral nervous system comprised of?
The Peripheral Nervous System is the set of nerves that connects the CNS to the sensory
organs, muscles and glands.
What are the lobes and what is their function?
Frontal (SIT , speaking imagining and thinking), Parietal (Bodily Sensation), Temporal
(Hearing and Lenguage comprehension), Occipital (Vision) Lobes
What are the Subcortical Structures?
Corpus Callosum, Thal
Physical Brain Development affects the psychological abilities of the infant.
The visual system is not fully functional at birth, and the language is not fully functional
The brain develops from back to front: the first things to organiz