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background image Elementary Psychology Notes Week 1 Psychology as a Science  Psychology   involves the study of mental activity and behavior while Psychological Science is the study, through research, of mind, brain, and 
behavior. 
> mind refers to mental activity (perceptions of sound, smell, taste,  etc.)  > behavior describes the totality of observable human actions  >Critical Thinking involves looking for holes in evidence using logic and  reasoning the determine whether the information makes sense, and 
considering alternative explanations. 
>Thoughts and feelings are responsible for how we act >Psychology is an observable science. We can’t see someone thinking 
however we can get a look at their mental behavior by observing their 
actions, emotions, etc. 
What does the Modern Psychologist look like?  A. Basic research finds out how the mind works, but just for the sake of  finding out.  Application of research improves lives and benefits  science.  B. More than ½ of modern psychologists are clinical and counseling  psychologists (therapist, etc.)  I. What is the difference between a clinical psychologist and a 
psychiatrist
background image Elementary Psychology Notes Week 1 II. Social psychology: the branch of psychology that deals with 
social interactions. It is the ways in which a person’s behavior 
can be affected by the presence of others. 
i. Ex: wearing a blue shirt to school because the “popular”  kids wear blue shirts a lot, tying the color to the impression
of being “cool”. 
III. Developmental psychology: how we change psychologically 
over time. A more concrete definition of developmental 
psychology is: “the scientific study of how and why human 
beings develop over the course of their life.” 
IV. Psychometricians are actually pretty cool. They deal with a 
develop psychological tests.
Simply put, a  psychiatrist has been  through medical 
school and has the 
authority to prescribe 
medication while a 
psychologist studies  the mind and behavior
of humans and 
animals

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School: University of Georgia
Department: Psychology
Course: Elementary Psychology
Professor: Kara Dyckman
Term: Spring 2017
Tags: Intro to Psychology
Name: Psycholgy 1101 Notes Week 1
Description: These notes cover the first week of Intro Psychology.
Uploaded: 08/22/2016
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