psyc 101 ch 1

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psyc 101 ch 1
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2012-05-10 14:20:05
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Psychology 101 - Ciccarelli
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  1. psychology
    the scientific study of behavior and mental processes
  2. objective introspection
    the process of examining and measuring one's own thoughts and mental activities
  3. structuralism
    early perspective in psychology associated with Wilhelm Wundt and Edward Titchener, in which tthe focus of study is the structure or basic elements of the mind
  4. functionalism
    early perspective in psychology associated with William James, in which the focus of study is how the mind allows people to adapt, live, work, and play
  5. Gestalt psychology
    early perspective in psychology focusing on perception and sensation, particularly the perception of patterns and whole figures

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