Goals of Psychology: describe, predict, understand, & control behavior.
When did Psychology start? As a science, 1879.
independent variable - whatever we manipulate. what ppl come assigned to their groups with,
wanting it to be the only thing th
Study Guide for General Psychology Final Exam
Know what each different type of psychologist does.
Psychology: The scientific study of overt behavior and mental processes.
1) Stating the problem
2) Forming a theory
Theory - general idea
Understand the 4 theories of motivation.
1) Drive: need drive response goal
system allows for survival (individual or species)
a biological need, something that you have to have to survive as a person or species.
produces a drive within you, internal thin
Know what aspects of the prenatal environment can influence the fetus and how.
1) Diet: prenatal vitamins are important, good nutrition is important for development of brain
2) Infection: if mothers get certain infections, could cause major toll on baby