Intro Psychology Notes
Chapter 1- History
Psychology- two parts psyche and logos
o Mind and study of
o Scientific study of behavior and mental processes
William James-teaches first psychology class
Wilhelm Wundt- Names psychology and uses first lab to cre
Chapter 1- Research
Form a testable hypothesis
o Tentative statement about the relationship between 2 or more variables
Must define the variables
Select research method and design the study
Analyze the data (make sense of it)
o Does it mean anything?
Chapter 2- Biological Bases of Behavior
How do they study the brain
o What are the structures?
Structures-Research goes way back
o What are the functions?
Function-Research needs high-tech technology, record how the
animal reacts or functions(Ablations
Ways to study:
o Choose you environment wisely
Comfortable but not too comfortable
Best time (before eating? Or after? Day or night?)
o Divide & Conquer
Set reasonable goals
Are you being productive with your studies?
o Monitoring Com