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Introduction to Psychology Worksheet

Complete each part with 100- to 200-word responses. The word count for individual questions may vary but your responses should total 500- to 800-words for the entire worksheet.

Part I: Origins of Psychology

Within the discipline of psychology, there are several perspectives used to describe, predict, and explain human behavior. Describe three major psychological perspectives and name at least one leading theorist for each.

Neuroscience: Views the behavior from the perspective of the scientific functioning. How individual nerve cells are put together. how the functioning of the body affects all the self conscience and conscious for example hopes, happiness, anger, and fears. This perspective includes the study of hereditary and evolution which considers how parents, uncles, and grandparents, etc. Could influence an individuals behavior which examines how the brain and the nervous system affects one persons behavior all in one circle revolving the brains main functions. Manfred Eigen

Cognitive: Studies how people understand and think about the world we live in. The main key point is on learning how people comprehend and represent the outside world among themselves and how our ways of thinking about the world influence our behavior which can lead to the choices we make by society. Jean Piaget

Humanistic: The approach of free will one persons chosen behavior when people can control their behavior and that they naturally try to reach their full potential thus maximizing their personal realization. Marc Handelman

Part II: Research Methods

Provide a brief overview of some of the research methods used by psychologists. Include strengths and weaknesses of each method discussed.

(Case studies) are in-depth investigations or studies of a single person, group, event or community.

Case studies are widely used in psychology and amongst the best known ones being used in todays times. Case...
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