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What is psychology?
The scientific study of behavior and mental processes.
- -Anything an organism does
- -Any action we can observe and record (smile, yell, sweat, talk, etc)
Mental Processes are...
-Internal, subjective experiences we infer from behavior, sensations, perseptions, dreams, thoughts, bliefs, and feelings.
What is the science of psychology?
-A way of asking and snswering questions relating to human behavior.
-Evaluates competing ideas regarding human behavior using careful observation and rigorous analysis.
Psychology was not always a science. What did psychology begin with?
Prescientific Psychology. In India, Buddah pondered...
how sensations and persceptions comined to form ideas.