Chapter 1 Psychology
The term psychology come from psyche (soul) and logo(subject)
Psychologys intellectual parents were philosophy and physiology
Wilhelm Wundt 1879, established the first formal lab for research in psychology and the first
1 Describe and evaluate the medical model of abnormal
behaviour. (pp. 641-642)
Medical model proposes that it is useful to think of
abnormal behavior as a disease.
o Being labeled as mentally in creates a social
stigma that can be difficult to sha
1. Define stress. Discuss the relationship between the severity of
stress and its effects. (pp. 597-598).
Stress any circumstances that threaten or are perceived
to threaten ones well being that thereby tax ones coping
An individuals response
1. Describe and provide examples, where available, of the principal broad
categories and subcategories of psychological tests. (pp. 395-39)
2. Explain the concepts of standardization and test norms.
Standardization refers to the uniform procedures used i
1. Identify the origin of the word Psychology
o From two Greek words
Psyche = the soul
Logos = study of the subject
2. Summarize Wundts accomplishment and contributions of psychology
o Declared that Psychology should be a separate science
It became the
Define the construct of personality in terms of consistency and distinctiveness.
Personality refers to an individuals unique constellation of consistent behavioral
The concept of personality is used to explain
1. The stability in a pe
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Chapter 2 Psychology The research enterprise
Psychologists and other scientists share three sets of interrelated goals: 1) measurement and
description, 2) understanding and prediction, 3) application and control
Hypothesis is a tentative statement about t
Chapter 9 Psychology
Section 1 Key concepts in psychological testing
Psychological test is a standardized measure of a sample of a persons behaviour
Measurement instrument for individual difference in peoples abilities, aptitudes, interests, aspects
1 Define motivation. Compare drive, incentive, and evolutionary
approaches to understanding motivation. (pp. 440-442)
Motives are the needs, wants, interests, and desires
that propel people in certain directions.
Motivation involves goal directed