Psychology

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Psychology
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2012-09-04 14:10:21
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  1. the scientific study of behavior and mental
    process
    psychology
  2. observable and measurable actions of people and
    animals
    behavior
  3. private, unobservable mental process such as
    sensation, perception, thought, and problem solving
    cognitive activities 
  4. theoretical entities, or concepts, that enable one to
    discuss something that cannot be seen, touched, or measured directly
    psychological constructs
  5. a set of assumptions about why something is the
    way it is and happens the way it does
    theory
  6. a rule or law
    principle
  7. research that is conducted for its own sake,
    that is, without seeking a solution to a specific problem
    basic research
  8. an examination of one’s own thoughts and feelings
    introspection
  9. a learned connection between two ideas or events
    associationism
  10. the school of psychology, founded by Wilhelm Wundt, that maintains that conscious
    experience breaks down into objective sensations and subjective feelings
    structuralism
  11. the school of psychology, founded by William James
    that emphasizes the purposes of behavior and mental process
    functionalism
  12. the school of psychology, founded by John Watson
    that defines psychology as the scientific study of observable behavior
    behaviorism 

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