AP Psychology Ch 1-4
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The scientific discipline devoted to the study of mental processes and behavior.
Any action or reaction of a living organism which can be observed.
Four fundamental factors that influence behavior
- 1. Organism
- 2. Motivation
- 3. Cognition (Knowledge)
- 4. Competence
The biological characteristics of a living biological entity, including the creature's nervous system, endocrine system, biological history, and heredity.
States that cause behavior
What and how the organism thinks, knows, and remembers.
The skills and abilities of an organism.
Soul, form, function, or mind
Rene Descartes (1596-1650)
A french philosopher who was very interested in the mind-body problem. Believed in Dualism.
States that humans have a dual nature- one part mental and the other physical.
States that only one type of nature exists
18th Century Belief
All mental activities was the work of a particular area of the brain.
The study of analyzing the mind by examining the shape of the skull.
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