Psychology

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Psychology
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2011-09-14 21:49:07
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  1. -emphasizes bodily events & changes associated w/ actions, feelings & thoughts
    - physical events
    interact with events in the external environment to produce perceptions, memories, and behavior
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    biological
  2. -how the environment and experience affect a person’s or animal’s actions
    -Doesn't invoke the mind
    - can observe & measure directly: acts and events taking place in the environment
    Learning/ behaviorism
  3. -mental processes in perception, memory, language, problem solving, and other areas of behavior
    -people’s thoughts and explanations affect their actions, feelings, and choices
    - emotions, motivations, and insight
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    Cognitive
  4. -focuses on social and cultural forces outside the individual
    -How groups affect attitudes and behavior
    Sociocultural
  5. -unconscious dynamics within the individual, such as inner forces, conflicts, or the movement of instinctual energy
    -it differs radically from the other approaches in its language, methods, and standards of
    acceptable evidence
    -Emphasis on relations between the sexes, the power of sexuality, and the universal fear of death
    Psychodynamic
  6. -how genetically influenced behavior that was functional or adaptive during our evolutionary
    past may be reflected in many of our present behaviors, mental processes, and
    traits
    Evolutionary

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