CHAPTER 1.1 AND 1.2 NOTES.
PSYCHOLOGY NOTES FROM READINGS
INFLUENCES FROM EVOLUTIONARY THEORY: THE ADAPTIVE FUNCTIONS OF BEHAVIOUR:
Darwins theory also helps to explain human and animal behavior. The behavior is shaped by
natural selection, and so are phy
Why study Psychology?
Explore through the course: The way that your construct things for yourself.
There is a phenomenon gap, a giant chasm in between the objective condition of the world and
your subjective experience of the world.
Psychology is interest
People are bombarded by these potential sensations and potential information.
But, we dont sit there having access to all these information.
We only have access to a limited subset of reality
The limitations of out sensory-perceptual sys
Not only can us create our reality, we can influence reality itself so that it ends up confirming
We can change our perception, and we can also change objective reality itself because we can
change other peoples behavior th
Consciousness: A multi-level process
Neurochemical: Neurotransmitters (chemical level)
Neuroanatomical: Major brain structures and their organization
e.g., what kind of brain systems
Physiological: Major contributions of physiolo
Everything is the same.
Our neutral conversations are interconnected, because they reflect the patterns in the
external environment, and our bodys functional adaptation to those patterns.
[They are not individual notes; (patterns)they are talkin