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School: University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Department: Psychology
Course: Intro to Psychology
Professor: Tba
Term: Fall 2016
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Name: PY 101 Chapter 1 Notes
Description: These notes cover everything that is in Chapter 1.
Uploaded: 09/05/2016
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background image Chapter 1: Part 1(Introduction to Psychology) What is Psychology? -The scientific study of how people think, feel, and behave -Study of the mind, brain, and behavior Includes a wide variety of topics: -Attention -Neurotransmitters -Classical Conditioning  -Dissociative Identity Disorder Dihydrogen Monoxide -It is found in cancerous tumors. -It causes excessive sweating and vomiting. -It can cause severe burns as a gas. -Accidental inhalation can kill you. -It is a major component in acid rain. -It contributes to erosion. -It decreases effectiveness of car brakes.  Do you know what this is?? Pure Water Pseudoscience -Oversimplified claims -Anecdotes rather than tests -No peer review or replication -Sticking with claims in the face of conflicting evidence
background image -Proof instead of evidence -Fancy Language  Cornerstone of Science -Clearly defined technology  -Quantifiably  -Highly controlled experimental conditions -Reproductively  -Predictability and Testability  Top Occupations for Bachelor’s in Psychology  1. Top and mid-level management and administration
2. Sales
3. Social Work
4. Other management occupations
5. Labor-relations, personnel, and training 
6. Administrative positions
7. Real estate, business services, and insurance
8. Marketing
Psychologists: Subfields -54.6% Clinical -General experimental 3.2% -Industrial and organizational 4.2% -Personality, social, and cultural 4.4% -Cognitive 5.3% -Developmental 5.7% -Neuroscience/biological 6.3% -School/Educational 7.7% -Counseling 8.7% Part 2: Historical Perspectives on Psychology 
background image Precursors to Psychology -Control of Human Behavior                                                  Nature vs. Nurture Debate -Plato(Brain)                                                                    -Nature(Genetics) -Aristotle(Heart)     - Nurture(Enviroment)                                                               -Philosophy  -Locke’s tabula rasa -Rousseau’s noble savage Development of Psychology -Wilhelm Wundt -First Psych Lab -Introspection -Structure of human consciousness -Edward Titchener(Structuralism) -William James(Functionalism)  -Charles Darwin -Adaptation  -Natural Selection -Survival of the fittest -Gestalt Psychology -Max Wetheimer -Kurt Koffka -Experience is more than the sum of its parts -Functionalism is too limited

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Department: Psychology
Course: Intro to Psychology
Professor: Tba
Term: Fall 2016
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Description: These notes cover everything that is in Chapter 1.
Uploaded: 09/05/2016
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