CHAPTER 1: NATURE OF PSYCHOLOGYPSYCHOLOGY
• It is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes
• Greek word: psyche or soul; logos or study
RELATION OF PSYCHOLOGY TO OTHER SCIENCES
Evolution of Psychology
* Classical Period-Greek Philosophers
Socrates –The Grandfather of Psychology. Is his belief that ratherthan filling a void of knowledge with magic or religious explanations that it was critical to accept that void. He set out to understand the natural world in a more rational...
reference to some of the main schools in PsychologyPsychology can be defined as the science that studies the human behaviour, the causes of this behaviour and mental processes. Different psychological understandings have marked different historical periods as psychology has been part of philosophy...
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A. What is Psychology?
Psychology can broadly define as the study of human mind and behavior. The human mind is the most complex machine on Earth. It is the source of all thought and behavior.
Psychology is a multifaceted discipline and includes many sub-fields...
Structuralism was based on the notion that the task of psychology is to analyze consciousness into its basic elements and investigate how these elements are related
Work concerned sensation and perception in vision, hearing, and touch.
The structuralists depended on the method of introspection...
WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY?
Psyche + Logos
* Psyche - soul, spirit, life
* Logos - branch of knowledge
* Scientific study of behavior and mental processes
* Scientific - observe, predict, explain events using systematic methods
* Behavior - everything we...
2 AP Psychology Chapter 1- Section 3 & 4
• Ancient Greece: 'Know thyself' -Plato.
• Introspection: 'looking within' - Socrates encouraged people to examine their thoughts and feelings- to know themselves.
• Associationism: a learned connection between two...
Major Fields of Psychology
1. Research Psychology
2. Applied Psychology
A. Research Psychology
← Abnormal Psychology is the study of maladaptive abnormal behavior in order to describe, predict, explain, and change abnormal patterns of functioning.
Today, psychologists prefer to use more objective scientific methods to understand, explain, and predict human behavior. Psychological studies are highly structured, beginning with a hypothesis that is then empirically tested. The discipline has two major areas of focus: academic psychology...
WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY?
Psychology is the study of behavior and the mind.
Behavior = actions and responses we can directly observe
2 general classifications of behavior
1. overt/extrinsic – responses w/c are publicly observable.
2. covert/intrinsic – responses w/c...
Psychology has evolved and progressed over the years especially from the years of discipline. There are many theories that once were used and respected are not used today. Their are still some fundamental parts of psychology that psychologists and there theories are still respected and used today. This...
1: Society for General Psychology is concerned with creating coherence among psychology's diverse specialties by encouraging members to incorporate multiple perspectives from psychology's subdisciplines into their research, theory, and practice. Division 1 welcomes membership from academic scientists,...
* Psychology: scientific study of mind and behavior.
* Mind: our private inner experience of perceptions, thoughts, memories, and feelings.
* Behavior: observable actions of human beings and nonhuman animals.
* Psychology’s Roots: the Path to a Science of Mind
* Psychology’s Ancestors:...
Psychology is a remarkably diverse subject, which is why a number of different branches have emerged to explore different topics and perspectives. Explore some of the many branches of psychology and learn more about what each one has to offer, including forensic psychology, cognitive psychology...
data that has not traditionally been associated with computers, such as film, tapes, and records.
Computer software is so called to distinguish it from computer hardware, which encompasses the physical interconnections and devices required to store and execute (or run) the software. At the lowest level...
into its basic components.
Those who focused on how mental abilities allow people to adapt to their environment
Our private inner experience of perceptions, thoughts, memories and feelings.
6 BehaviorObservable actions of human beings and nonhuman animals.
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Schools of psychology
Introduction The word psychology means study of soul'originated from a Greek Word psyche (soul) and logos (study). William James and Wilhelm Wundt defined psychology as the science...
Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. It is a broad discipline which seeks to analyze the human mind and study why people behave, think, and feel the way they do. There are many different ways to approach psychology, from examining biology's role in mental...
Psychology is an academic and applied discipline involving the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. Psychologists study such phenomena as perception, cognition, emotion, personality, behavior, and interpersonal relationships. Psychology also refers to the application of such knowledge to...
Psychology- the scientific study of behavior and metal processes.
Aristotle and Descartes used logic and intuition to understand psychological topics.
Interactive dualism- mind and body were separate entities that interact to produce sensations, emotions, and other experiences.
Rene Descartes- French...