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What is psychology?
The scientific study of behavior & mental processes.
Who is the father of psychology?
sought to identify the basic building blocks or structures, or the mind through introspection
studied how the mind functions to adapt organisms to their environment.
Deals with unconscious processes & unresolved past conflicts. Who is the key leader?
Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Perspective; Freud.
Deals with objective, observable environmental influences on overt behavior. Who is the key leader?
Behavioral Perspective; Watson, Pavlov, & Skinner.
Deals with free will, self-actualization, and a positive, growth-seeking human nature. Who is the key leader?
Humanistic Perspective; Rogers and Maslow.
Deals with thinking, perceiving, problem solving, memory, language & information processing.
Deals with genetics and other biological processes in the brain & other parts of the nervous system.
Deals with natural selection, adaptation and evolution.
Deals with social interaction & cultural determinants.
Which perspective combines all seven major perspectives?
Why do psychologists and other scientists need multiple perspectives?
Allo psychologists to better understand research and complex behavior and mental processes.
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