psych 1

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psych 1
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  1. the scientific study of behavior and mental processes
    psychology
  2. goals of psych
    description, explanation, prediction, influence
  3. basic science
    the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake
  4. applied science
    discovering ways to use what we already know to benefit others
  5. an assumption about behavior tested through scientific research
    hypothesis
  6. a set of assumptions used to explain phenomena
    theory
  7. basic elements that make up mental experience
    structuralism
  8. established modern psych

    "father of psychology"
    Wilhelm Wundt
  9. a method of self-observation in which participants report their thoughts & feelings
    introspection
  10. function of consciousness (mental processes & their relation to behavior)
    functionalism
  11. "American father of psychology"  - focused on the functions/actions of the conscious mind & the goals/purposes of behavior
    William James
  12. heredity is the influence of person's abilities, character & behavior ----> sir francis galton
    inheritable traits
  13. (whole is greater than the sum of its parts)

    when you look at a chair you see a chair, not diff parts.
    Gestalt Psychology
  14. unconscious motivates behavior ----> Sigmund Freud
    Psychoanalytical Psychology
  15. unconscious
    part of mind that holds unacceptable thoughts that we are unaware of but strongly influence behaviors
  16. events in the environment influence behavior---- Pavlov
    Behavioral Psychology/ Behaviorism
  17. diagnoses/treats people with emotional disturbances
    CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
  18. studies the emotional, cognitive, biological, personal, & social changes that occur as an individual matures
    DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGIST
  19. concerned with helping students learn (intelligence,memory,problem, solving)
    EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST
  20. works at a mental health/ social welfare agency (fed gov run)
    COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGIST
  21. studies effects of drugs
    PSYCHOBIOLOGIST
  22. studies sensation, perception, learning, motivation in lab conditions-- perform research
    EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGIST

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